Angostura Amaro (750ml)
Made by the iconic bitters producers, the Angostura Amaro is a celebration of herbal-focused spirits. From Drinkspirits.com: "Amaro Di Angostura (35% ABV, $24.99) – dark amber brown in color, Amaro di Angostura is almost identical in color to Angostura bitters, perhaps a half shade lighter. The nose is also unmistakably Angostura, leading with nutmeg and cardamom. Behind these initial spices is solid dry bitter orange peel, licorice, black pepper, and cinnamon bark. The nose of Amaro di Angostura is very rooty, reminiscent of a handcrafted root or birch beer. On the palate, Amaro di Angostura starts fairly sweet, with flame toasted creme brûlée, caramel, and granulated sugar. As a liqueur there is added sugar to the mix, and it clearly shows up in the entry. The core spice and bitterness of this amaro really doesn’t arrive until the midpalate where the cardamom and nutmeg from the nose present clearly along with licorice and cinnamon. Towards the end of the midpalate, the spice level increases, which helps balance out some of the strong sweetness from the entry. It’s here, at the end of the midpalate with a touch of heat, where this amaro most reflects the bitters which inspired it. The finish for Amaro di Angostura is very long, and carries forward much of the nice spice established in the midpalate."