China China Amer, Bigallet
Bigallet has been producing handcrafted syrups and liqueurs in the French Alps since 1872. The founder, Felix Bigallet, would create and hand deliver his artisanal spirits to the pubs and inns of Lyon by horse and cart. Today, Bigallet employs the same techniques and care used in the 19th century to bring these top quality spirits to the world market (minus the horse and cart.) Enjoy!
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The China-China Amer has warm orange aromatics with earthy vegetal notes and subtle spices. The palate shows more of the bitter orange and spice, with hints of herbs and mint.
The high orange note present in the China-China comes from a process of distilling orange peel maceration three times in copper alembic stills. To get this unique flavor, Bigallet uses both sweet oranges from Valencia and bitter oranges from the former Dutch island colony of Curaçao. Other aromatic ingredients in the China-China include anise, cinchona, gentian, clove, and other spices.
Produced by Bigallet since 1875, Viriana China China is made from a blend of sweet and bitter orange peels macerated in beet neutral alcohol and re-distilled in alembic stills, along with plants, seeds and spices including gentian and cinchona bark (quinine), where this amer takes its name. 40% ABV