500ml Amaro Bottle
Amaro means bitter in Italian and is a herbal, bitter-sweet digestivo.
Osare's local barrel-aged interpretation uses a mix of Tasmanian, Asian and European botanicals to deliver sharp spice, aromatic citrus and lingering bitterness.
I discovered Amaro on one particular trip to Sicily, and was instantly hooked. I fell head over heels in love when I discovered the variety of Amari, and particularly when I researched further and found the nuance each region in Italy brings to their own local varieties. Whether it's the Alpine slant of Braulio, the warm sweetness of Sicilian Averna or floral complexity of Montenegro - there is huge range in this group of digestivi (much like the botanical range in gin).
This spirit spends around a month extracting the natural flavours from a range of botanicals, before being aged in a Lark Distilling Co ex-Whisky barrel. It is then carefully blended with sugar and water to create the final liquore.
I've set out to create an Amaro which respects the best of Italian traditions and signature bitter flavours, with complementary Australian methods and botanicals to make a truly unique spirit which is evocative of Tasmania. Something that will bring back the romance and nostalgia of an Italian trip but at the same time help you in making fond memories of special moments celebrated in Tasmania - or where ever you call home.
Best enjoyed after dinner, to complete your meal. Choose to have it neat (serve in a liqueur or grappa glass) or con ghaccio with ice and a twist of orange peel.
Equally at home in cocktails, why not try it in a Boulevardier.
Rich amber. Some natural particulate matter may be present in your bottle due to limited filtration.
Subtle aromatic citrus, followed by a sultry spice market complexity.
Hints of candied orange and soft sweetness quickly subside with a warmth building to deliver sharp spice. A herbal and savory backbone leads to a woody bitterness which is balanced by a toasty biscuit flavour.
As the symphony of flavours subsides, only the moorish bitterness remains.