Amaro, Petrus Boonekamp
  • Bitter liqueur originating in the Netherlands in the 1700s, now produced by Italian distiller, Gruppo Caffo
  • Also called “l’amarissimo” in Italy, which translates to “the very bitter one.”
  • A base of neutral grain alcohol infused with approximately 20 herbs and spices including gentian, Thai ginger, licorice, fennel, and star anise; the full recipe is kept secret
  • Aromatics are agitated in stainless steel for a minimum of 30 days
  • A nose of fennel, vanilla, dried ginger, and oxidized white flowers leads to a bold and bitter palate of salted licorice candy, gentian, and black pepper with a dry finish that reverberates with eucalyptus.
  • 45% ABV

Traditionally enjoyed after meals, neat and at room temperature, this is a liqueur that pulls no punches; ideal for true lovers of bitter spirits or anyone looking for a digestive that can stand up to the heartiest of feasts.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Italy
Region:
Calabria
Spirit Type:
Liqueur
Spirit Sub Type:
Amaro / Digestivi / Aperitivi / Bitter

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-XPB-01-NV 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

This bitter liqueur originated in the Netherlands in the 1700s and is now produced by Italian distiller, Gruppo Caffo. A base of neutral grain alcohol is infused with approximately 20 herbs and spices including gentian, Thai ginger, licorice, fennel, and star anise, but the full recipe has historically been kept secret. A nose of fennel, vanilla, dried ginger, and oxidized white flowers leads to a bold and bitter palate of salted licorice candy, gentian, and black pepper with a dry finish that reverberates with eucalyptus. Traditionally enjoyed after meals, neat and at room temperature, this is a liqueur that pulls no punches; ideal for true lovers of bitter spirits or anyone looking for a digestive that can stand up to the heartiest of feasts. 45% ABV.

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