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Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of Forthave Spirits Marseille Amaro

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

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

Forthave Marseille liqueur takes its name from a bunch of medieval marauders who made a secret medicinal mix. This modern version is based on that ancient recipe. Without knowing which potions were fashionable in the Dark Ages, I do know this concoction is extremely delicious. Maybe its flavors of winter tea, cinnamon, peppermint, spice cake, and speculoos cookies are medicinal as well! If so, I'll be on my way to the doctor (barber?) for a prescription: Marseille highballs. I might be stricken all summer.

- SS

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