Gruppo Caffo

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Riserva - 100th Anniversary'

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Riserva - 100th Anniversary', Caffo

Vecchio Amaro del Capo 'Riserva - 100th Anniversary', Caffo
  • Special edition aged amaro released to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Distilleria Caffo (established 1915)
  • Produced with aged Italian brandy infused with 29 botanicals and sweetened with sugar
  • Brandy is distilled from grapes sourced in southern Italy; primarily Primitivo, Gaglioppo, Greco, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Sangiovese, and Aglianico
  • Brandy is aged between 30 and 50 years (age varies batch to batch) in Slovenian oak barrels under supervision of the Italian government
  • 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
  • The final infusion is rested for 6 months in ex-brandy, oak barrels
  • Honeysuckle, Mandarin orange, light clove, and banana on the nose; the palate is spiced and fruity, with strawberry jam, gentian, bitter orange, cinnamon, and milk chocolate; a medley of baking spices, most notably licorice and clove, lingers long on the finish
  • 37.5% ABV

In 2015 the Caffo Distillery celebrated 100 years of business and wished to produce a very special gift for all those who love its liqueurs and spirits. Released in numbered, limited quantities, this celebratory expression reveals a fruitier, softer side to Caffo’s classic amaro. Rich and decadent without any cloying sweetness, enjoy neat or lightly chilled as a refined digestivo.

Info

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

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-XGC-16-NV 6/700ml

Tasting Notes

In 2015 the Caffo Distillery celebrated 100 years of business and wished to produce a very special gift for all those who love its liqueurs and spirits.

This momentous release is produced by the Fratelli Caffo Distillery in Limbadi, Italy, from brandy aged between 30 and 50 years (age varies batch to batch) in Slovenian oak barrels and infused with 29 Calabrian herbs, spices, roots, fruits, and flowers. The brandy is distilled from grapes sourced in Southern Italy—primarily Primitivo, Gaglioppo, Greco, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Sangiovese, and Aglianico. Botanicals include both sweet and bitter oranges, tangerines, 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. The final infusion is rested for 6 months in oak, ex-brandy barrels before bottling.

The nose displays aromas of honeysuckle, Mandarin orange, light clove, and banana on the nose. The palate is spiced and fruity, with strawberry jam, gentian, bitter orange, cinnamon, and milk chocolate. A medley of baking spices, most notably licorice and clove, lingers long on the finish. Released in numbered, limited quantities, this celebratory expression reveals a fruitier, softer side to Caffo’s classic amaro. Rich and decadent without cloying sweetness, enjoy neat or lightly chilled as a refined digestivo. 37.5% ABV.

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