Gruppo Caffo

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Hot Chili Pepper'

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Hot Chili Pepper', Caffo

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Hot Chili Pepper', Caffo
  • A Calabrian chili-infused expression of Caffo’s flagship amaro produced by the Fratelli Caffo Distillery in Limbadi, Italy
  • 29 botanicals include sweet and bitter oranges, tangerine, chamomile, juniper, licorice, anise, mint, and hyssop; all botanicals are harvested at peak ripeness and maturity, then immediately macerated to capture the truest expression of each ingredient
  • Fresh Calabrian chilis are harvested from July to September and immediately infused in neutral grain alcohol; the infusion is later blended with the other ingredients and the final blend is rested for 20 days before bottling.
  • A classic digestivo nose expresses plenty of orange, anise, and cinnamon; the palate leads with orange, gentian, star anise, and candied ginger before transitioning into a dominating note of spicy cinnamon, floral bergamot orange, zesty lime peel, and cacao
  • 35% ABV

Vecchio Amaro del Capo Hot Chili Pepper is an exciting, fiery amaro produced by Fratelli Caffo, which sees their original recipe joined by Calabrian chili pepper. With a perfectly dialed in level of chili heat, this vibrant and intriguing amaro becomes downright moreish, and makes for an eye-opening digestivo and versatile cocktail ingredient.

Info

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

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-XGC-15-NV 8/700ml

Tasting Notes

Vecchio Amaro del Capo Hot Chili Pepper is an exciting, fiery amaro produced by the Fratelli Caffo Distillery in Limbadi, Italy, which sees their original recipe joined with Calabrian chili pepper. 29 Calabrian herbs, spices, roots, fruits, and flowers including both sweet and bitter oranges, tangerines, chamomile, juniper, licorice, anise, mint, and hyssop are harvested at peak ripeness and maturity, then immediately macerated to capture the truest expression of each ingredient. Fresh Calabrian chilis are harvested from July to September and immediately infused in neutral grain alcohol before being blended with the other ingredients. The final blend is rested for 20 days before bottling.

Similar to Caffo’s flagship amaro expression, the nose shows plenty of orange, anise, and cinnamon, and one may mistakenly expect this to be a classic everyday digestivo. On the palate, however, orange, gentian, star anise, and candied ginger transition into a dominating note of spicy cinnamon, floral bergamot orange, zesty lime peel, and cacao. With a perfectly dialed in level of chili heat, this vibrant and intriguing amaro becomes downright moreish. 35% ABV.

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