GSN Review: Don Ciccio & Figli Amaro delle Sirene

After 84 years, Don Ciccio & Figli are honored to introduce ‘Amaro delle Sirene’ to their company’s collection of handcrafted Italian-inspired liqueurs made in Washington D.C. It was last produced in 1931 in Atrani, Italy on the Amalfi Coast by the Monpigar company, one of the leading factories in the early 1900’s producing an amaro in this style. It is barrel aged for 30-45 days in 225 litre French oak barrels, previously used by the Marisa Cuomo Winery, also on the Amalfi Coast. The amaro’s base contains a blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes.

Amaro delle Sirene (58 proof)
Visual: Dark reddish-brown.
Nose: Chamomile, licorice and dried green herbs with a tinge of vine fruit.
Taste: Amazingly well-balanced with a chewy, molasses character that quickly transforms into a herb-bomb. Fragrant in the mouth and with an interesting cooling sensation due to eucalyptus being thrown into the mix.
Finish: Medium-long with a dark raw molasses flavor carrying a keen amount of bright, high spice notes.
Overall: Tasty, unique and very easy to drink.  The company also makes a limited Special Edition of this amaro which is aged in double casks for 5 years.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Don Ciccio e Figgli

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