500ml Finocchietto bottle
Aniseed is a polarising flavour. There are those that loath anything that taste of liquorice. But my Mum absolutely loves it, she’s not a big drinker but her go-to digestivo is a glass of sambucca.
When the opportunity came up to collaborate with Mic from Sirocco South to put together a wild-foraged fennel liqueur I jumped at it.
Finocchietto is Osare’s 2021 Autumnal limited release, it delivers a fresh yet warm vegetal aniseed flavour. It works beautifully as a digestivo, but can also freshen up aperitivi cocktails as well as a replacement in classic Absinthe cocktails like 'Death in the Afternoon'.
Pale cloudy green due to the trans-anethole (or ouzo) effect.
Aromatic and fresh aniseed, hints of the underlying warmth.
A slight sweetness and the unmistakeable fresh fennel delivers beautiful clean vegetal aniseed flavour. Some warmth builds from the alcohol base which is complemented by an underlying toasty heather-honey note.
A dry finish, while the warmth rounds out and a richer fennel seed flavour takes over.