Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Chartreuse style

The Chartreuse ‘Shortage’ Won’t Be Ending Any Time Soon  — Here’s Why - read here on Vinepair

Boomsma Cloosterbitter Herbal Bitter...$26.99
Based on Brother Jabob's 15th century recipe. Five Century old recipe and 17 natural herbs.  Chill with an ice cube or use as a cocktail mixer.
"Bright lime green in the glass, this sweet, viscous liqueur has a mild scent and flavors that suggest lime zest and lime lollipops, plus ginger heat on the finish. Use anywhere you'd use green Chartreuse." The Wine Enthusiast

Bordiga Centum Herbis...$39.99
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Herbal Liqueur similar to Chartreuse
Primary Botanicals: Genepy, wild alpine peppermint, thyme, eucalyptus, chamomile, wormwood, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, cinnamon, and juniper
Finished ABV: 28%
Method of Production: Botanicals infused individually in organic neutral wheat spirit for 20-50 days. Alpine water and beet sugar added. Rested 20-30 days in stainless steel. Paper-filtered.

Bordiga was started in 1888 by Pietro Bordiga, a bartender in Torino when the city was the epicenter of Italian spirts and cocktail culture. He decided to locate his distillery in the small town of Cuneo because it offered him a strategic position a little over an hour south of Torino, and also close to the Occitan Alps, where he was sourcing his wild botanicals. The climate there, influenced equally by altitude and proximity to the Mediterranean sea, creates herbs that are particularly rich in essential oils and aromas. His great-grandson, also named Pietro Bordiga, still lives above the distillery.
Centum Herbis (translation: 100 herbs) is part of a group of Italian liqueurs called Centoerbe which are indigenous to the alps and other mountainous regions. Bordiga’s rendition, unique because of its lower ABV, defines itself with a brighter, more floral bouquet of aromatics. Genepy forward, and packed with mint and fresh green herb, it has a delicate finish and pairs well with a variety of spirits and other modifiers.

Faccia Brutto Centerbe...$43.99
Centerbe Faccia Brutto is our take on a European herbal liqueur that is both refreshing and delicious. We use a number of fresh and dried herbs in our blend and macerate them in non-GMO neutral grain spirit. The dried botanicals like lemon balm, anise hyssop, nettles and coriander are macerated for a full week, while the fresh herbs like parsley, tarragon, bay leaves and marjoram are left overnight to preserve color and freshness. The resulting tincture is proofed down and sweetened with organic cane sugar and bottled at a rousing 45% abv.

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