(55º) Amaro, Italian for bitter, is an herbal liqueur produced by macerating dried herbs, roots, flowers, bark and citrus peels in alcohol and then blending it with a mixture of sugar, alcohol and caramel. An ideal after dinner drink that can also be served mixed in cocktails.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Deep purple-brown in the glass, the aroma mixes jammy cherry and raspberry with eucalyptus. The palate walks the line between lightly sweet and lightly bitter, mingling herbaceous root beer notes with faint but refreshing mint and a mildly bitter edge. Recommended as a digestif or for cocktail mixing (i.e. Negroni-style drinks).
Founded in Matera, Italy in 1894, Pasquale Vena & Figli is one of Italy’s leading producers of Amaro. Pasquale created the liqueur from a family recipe handed down from generation to generation. Over the years the company expanded the Lucano brand by introducing new spirits and liqueurs. Lucano is considered one of the benchmark producers of Amaro in Italy.