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Staff Pick

Italicus Bergamot Liqueur

Item # 37085 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
$269.76/ Case of 6
Country
ABV
20.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

The revival of this long lost Italian liqueur is one of the more anticipated releases in years. In the mid-nineteenth century Italicus was known as the, "drink of kings," and its popularity preceeded it. The current version is based on the original 1850s recipe with a core of Italian Bergamot that is complemented with a variety of additional hand selected native Italian botanicals. Notes of tonic, herbs and bright citrus are abundant. This is an all purpose liqueur that will shine especially well in your long drinks and apéritifs.


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Staff Pick Notes

Italicus was the talk of the town even before winning "Best New Spirit" at the Spirited Awards in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail. Giuseppe Gallo, the former Brand Ambassador for Martini & Rossi, set out to resurrect a recipe from a dying category and smashed it out of the park with the inspired addition of bergamot (usually found in Early Grey tea) and cedro (citron). The effect is like a savory Limoncello. Lemon head candies mixed with herbs and rose petals. Bitter lemon peel with subtle bergamot. The balance of sweet, savory, and bitter is on point and it can be drunk solo, with sparkling wine, in a gin cocktail or even mixed with an IPA.

- TI