Elsewhere Blood Orange Aperitivo Liqueur by Matchbook Distilling Co.
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Elsewhere Blood Orange Aperitivo Liqueur by Matchbook Distilling Co.

Item # 43156 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52/ Case of 12
ABV
30.00%
Country
USA
Region

Tasting Notes

Using their single source organic corn from a farm in the Finger Lakes as their base, the team at Matchbook methodically integrated the fresh peels and pulp of the blood oranges slowly extracting the oils, sugars, aromas and flavors over a multi-week maceration. Think of this as an Aperol/Campari hybrid with a strong balance of bittersweet fruit, botanicals and spices. Incredibly easy to drink on its own with a splash of soda and a citrus twist or mixed into any number of drinks.


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Staff Pick Notes

Matchbook Distilling Company didn't open until right after I moved away from Greenport, New York and I hold a slight grudge. I was a stone’s throw from the soon-to-be distillery. The short walk from my old home to taste this apertivo liqueur—made from blood orange eau-de-vie and neutral spirit macerated with blood orange peel and made from organic corn—would have been a daily summer activity. Of course, a bottle of local sparkling would have joined the party. The Everywhere Blood Orange Apertivo’s botanicals, consisting of pink peppercorns, wild cherry bark, and Cloud Forest cardamom gives a craft alternative, attention-to-detail approach to the spritz known round the world. This liqueur is full of blood orange fruit, warm spice, and a pleasant bitterness. It would be a delicious addition to a Boulevardier.

- MHG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

New York

No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz. New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Lake Erie is still dominated by bulk production for grape juice, though a few small, serious wineries are beginning to crop up. Long Island’s maritime climate...

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