Forthave Spirits Marseille Amaro
Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of Forthave Spirits Marseille Amaro

Item # 36808 375mL
$27.96/ Single Bottle
$335.52/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Based on a secret recipe from four thieves of midieval Marseille who divulged their most prized possesion as repentance for their crimes. Forthave's faithful recreation of it is immaculate with notes that include lemongrass, rhubarb, raw honey, chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon and more. One of the best amaro we have tasted in a while.

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Staff Pick Notes

Italian amaros may steal all the shelf space, but this little gem from Brooklyn deserves your undivided attention. Founders Daniel de la Nuez and Aaron Fox have a small-batch, all-natural approach, using only organic botanicals and making all their concoctions in a tiny space in Greenpoint. Their Marseille amaro is based on the secret recipe of four medieval thieves who were caught stealing from plague victims in Marseille and set free when they gave up their recipe. You'll find enticing aromas of cinnamon and clove, while on the palate they're joined with Eucalyptus, vanilla, and anise. The addition of honey lends a soft sweetness in just the right amount to balance out the bitterness. It's become one of my favorite after-dinner digestifs.


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