Saturday, April 8, 2017

Amaro Montenegro

The Wine Enthusiast's Top 50 Spirits of 2014
#1 Amaro
Rated 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Amaro Montenegro...$25.99
Thanks to the fine selection of herbs, which are combined together following the recipe of a closely guarded formula, its unique and unmistakable taste is characterized by a pleasing blend of sweet and bitter notes. Try Amaro Montenegro’s Genuine Taste, straight or on the rocks!
The history of what is now one of the leading liqueurs of the Italian tradition begins in 1885, when Stanislaus Cobianchi decided to set up a small liqueur company against his family‘s wishes, who instead had steered him towards an ecclesiastical career.
At first, the production focused on a number of liqueurs, whose names have nowadays almost been forgotten, such as ratafià, alchermes, arquebuse, persico, old lady’s milk and rosolio liqueur.

His extensive knowledge of herbs inspired him to create a new product, a delicate amber-coloured liqueur that was to become the specialty of the house. At the end of 1896, having to give his new product a name, Stanislaus decided to call it Amaro Montenegro, in honour of Elena Petrovich Niegos, Princess of Montenegro and future Queen of Italy

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