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96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tawny and bright in the glass, this mellow, bittersweet beauty offers caramel and vanilla, braced by allspice and bitter orange. Although Nonino is best known for its grappas, this amaro, flavored with herbs from the mountains of Friuli, is worth seeking out. Consider it for dessert pairings or an edgy spin on a negroni. (KN) " (04/2014) K&L Notes: From Distillatori Nonino in Italy's Friuli. This amaro is a grape distillate infused with herbs and aged in barrique. The Quinessentia Amaro Nonino shows fragrant mountain herbs. ...
Price: $54.99

A bergamot-forward aperitivo that can be enjoyed in a range of cocktails. From the distrillery: "Italicus is lightly citrusy on the nose with hints of rose and lavender. On the palate, fresh tones of ripe citrus fruits are balanced with a light bitter and floral spice before giving way to a complex and long lasting finish."
Price: $44.99

Starlino's recipe is made by Denis Muni and Beppe Ronco who have worked at Torino Distillati for over 20 years and are natives of the Piedmont. Focused for decades on making traditional aperitifs and vermouths, Hotel Starlino is their first change to create innovative new brands at the old distllery. The Rosé was designed to capute true freshness of the ingredients. The fresh ingredients include wormwood gentle, local roman wormwood, savory, elderflower, coriander, cloves, dittany, centaury, hyssop, cardo, angelica, sandal, ambretta, thyme, orris and ora...
Price: $14.99

96-100 points Wine Enthusiast: "The seductive bouquet offers wonderfully floral, fruity, guava- and melon-like fragrances of elderflower, becoming richly pear- and quince-like following aeration time. The palate entry is soft and firm; the midpalate is integrated, harmonious and exquisitely balanced between alcohol level, sweetness, acidity and floral impact. A perfect liqueur. *Best Buy* (PP)" (04/2008) K&L Notes: Double Gold Medal at the 2007 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! St. Germain is an artisanal French liqueur made from hand-p...
Price: $32.99

This is the fabulous Kina l'Avion d'Or. Watch out Lillet and Cocchi Americano, this is a traditional Kina Aperitif recipe coming from a hundred year old recipe from a distillery in Switzerland. Richer than expected, it doesn't have the light heartedness of the Americano, but it certainly makes up for it in term of depth. The nose is deeply perfumed and wild! The palate has the perfect interplay between bitter and sweet. This is sure to be a classic.
Price: $32.99

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Since most sweet vermouths resemble red wine the golden hue may surprise – and that's just fine for this versatile option. The light, sweet aroma suggests vanilla, peach nectar and mint, while the palate shows dried apricot, ripe pear, waxy honey and elderflower, exiting with mild baking spice and drying lemon pith. (KN)" (12/2022) K&L Notes: Made from California wine and quality ingredients, this is ideal for the brown spirits. Producer's tasting notes: "Layered with aromas and flavors of rhubarb, cocoa, vanilla, wild cherr...
Price: $24.99

This classic Basque liqueur has been used as a Chartreuse alternative long before the current shortage of everyone's favorite Monastic liqueur. While nothing is a perfect sub, this scratches the itch pretty closely. Made with more than 13 botanicals including nutmeg, coriander, fennel, angelica seeds and roots, celery, balsam herb (also known as mint geranium),elderflower, coriander seeds, black caraway (nigella), wild thyme, cardamom, green aniseed and wormwood. Multiple distillations, macerations and a final blending with green walnuts and Adera prunes...
Price: $59.99
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Another of Tempus Fugit's historical recipes. Very few liqueurs capture the essence of their components quite like the incredible products from Tempus Fugit. By using exacting research and traditional techniques, they've taken us back to the golden age like no other modern brand. The Crème de Banane is not the exception; like all Tempus Fugit products, it sets the bar for the category in terms of flavor, authenticity and quality. Because it's made with real bananas, the liqueur has all the complexity and depth of a perfectly ripe banana plus a ton of com...
Price: $39.99

From the producer: 2021 is a very important date for Luxardo as it marks our 200th Anniversary. To celebrate the gratifying milestone of two centuries of history, the company is now putting back on the market, in a strictly limited edition, the most prestigious product in its range, Maraschino Perla Dry. This Maraschino Luxardo Riserva Speciale was last produced in the distant 1970s. Maraschino Perla Dry has a high alcohol content (40% alc./vol.), a considerably reduced sugar content (hence the term“dry”), and a marasca cherry distillate base more than 5...
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Award-winning Black Hjerte by Laurel Canyon Spirits is a family-run business based in Los Angeles. Started by a couple of music industry vets and neighbors in the old Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Hollywood, Black Hjerte is a real grassroots product. The recipe originally made for friends and family only has been refined over decades. Black Hjerte is all natural, small batch and handmade. They start with 100% California Corn vodka, use Peet's Coffee beans cold pressed very strong, and adjust with finest locally sourced sugars and spices. Black Hjerte hel...
Price: $42.99

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet is lovely, balanced, properly astringent, ripe and juicy with scents of cherry stone and cherry juice. The palate entry is decadently sweet and textured with vibrant tastes of cherry compote and cherry preserves at midpalate. The finish is svelte, moderately syrupy and downright delicious. An outstanding liqueur: use it in an Aviation Cocktail." (12/2007) K&L Notes: This classic ingredient is a must-have for every serious cocktail bar. If you don't keep Luxardo in your home bar, you're missing the chance to re...
Price: $34.99

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The palate finds mellow dark chocolate, walnut and allspice, finishing bittersweet. *Best Buy* (KN)" (04/2016) K&L Notes: An artichoke based bitter enhanced by the infusion of 13 different herbs and plants. Totally natural with rich aromatics, it is a modern and versatile digestivo. A great way to end your day.
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93 points Wine Enthusiast: "New to the U.S. market in 2012, this 'dry' Curaçao is intriguing and should work well as a sophisticated sweetener alongside bitter-edged spirits and darker, biting spirits like rye whiskey. While not precisely dry, this golden liqueur has its vanilla sweetness tempered by a wash of bitter orange. The scent is rich and agave-like, with a touch of mezcal-like funkiness. (KN)" (02/2012) K&L Notes: Designed by renowned cocktailian David Wondrich, this is perhaps the finest orange liqueur available for mixing. Try it in a Sideca...
Price: $29.99

The elusive Génépy (Génépi) from Dolin is a type of liqueur that has long been sought-after, but only recently become available in the US. Its character is derived from the various alpine shrubs of the genus Artemisia. More commonly known as wormwood, Genepi is an iconic alpine botanical associated with the kingdom of Savoy and the regions in France, Switzerland, and Italy that once made up that kingdom. It's been used for centuries to flavor liqueurs, digestifs, and various tonics. The flavor profile falls somewhere in between modern absinthe and chartr...
Price: $29.99

If you fancy yourself a bartender you simply must have a bottle of Leopold Brothers' new Sour Lime Cordial. It is insanely good, tart, balanced, refreshing, and powerfully flavorful. At 40% ABV it won't let you down in a simple cocktail or get lost in something more complex. It is incredibly versatile and you will find endless uses for this. Margaritas, G&T modifiers, tiki drinks, cooking, marinades, breakfast cocktails, you name it, you'll want to find a place to slot this into anything you're doing.
Price: $39.99

Wine Spectator: "Although many amari boast a secret formula comprising a multitude of ingredients-Fernet-Branca ($30) contains a total of 27, giving it a licorice, menthol and raisin character - certain flavors are well-trodden. Among them are anise, angelica, marjoram, cinnamon, cinchona, gentian, rosemary, saffron, fennel and cardamom, as well as mint and orange. (JB)" (02/2016) K&L Notes: Fernet Branca is an Italian amaro developed in 1845. The family's secret recipe has never been disclosed but what they can tell you is that it is a combination of ...
Price: $29.99

This is what Amaretto should be... Made from a secret formula in Saronno, Italy, this Amaretto is made from an infusion of the famous Amaretti di Saronno cookies.
Price: $32.99

This classic Basque liqueur has been used as a Chartreuse alternative long before the current shortage of everyone's favorite Monastic liqueur. While nothing is a perfect sub, this scratches the itch pretty closely. Izarra Jaune is a delicious liqueur with a bright and refreshing character. Crafted by the Izarra Distillery, this golden-hued spirit is made with a secret blend of natural ingredients including herbs, flowers, and citrus fruits. The flavour profile is complex and layered, featuring notes of orange zest, lemon, coriander, and anise. The finis...
Price: $59.99
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93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Deep purple-brown in the glass, the aroma mixes jammy cherry and raspberry with eucalyptus. The palate walks the line between lightly sweet and lightly bitter, mingling herbaceous root beer notes with faint but refreshing mint and a mildly bitter edge. Recommended as a digestif or for cocktail mixing (i.e. Negroni-style drinks). (KN)" (04/2016) K&L Notes: *94 points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge Top 100 of 2020* This traditional Amaro from the far-flung Basilicata region is made in the most traditional manner. Using only natur...
Price: $29.99

One of the most delicious and versatile releases from our neighbors in the Bay Area! The St. George spiced pear uses pear brandy and a spiced pear juice to create a liqueur that mixes beautifully into a number of cocktails, or pairs wonderfully with desserts. Be careful. It goes down far too easily...
Price: $32.99

This adaptation of a 16th century recipe is a re-creation from the early modern age, but seems unusually contemporary. A blend of fresh grape juice and young Bas Armagnac, this light aperitif is versatile and has mass appeal. A blend of 50% Colombard and 50% Ugni Blanc, production consists of 100% free-run juice which is settled and decanted. Next, once a year, the fresh grape juice and young Armagnacs are blended in a closed vat. This is the Floc and is left to settle until the end of winter. Color: Straw-colored, gold-tinted. Nose: honey, candied fru...
Price: $22.99

Tempus Fugit is a California-based spirit brand that started with absinthe and specializes in liqueurs, aperitifs, cordials with history. This coffee liqueur was inspired by a 1755 recipe popularized at Yemen's Port of Mokha (or Mocha), once the center for coffee exports. This cordial stars fine Ethiopian coffee from the southern highlands, which are distilled with neutral spirit and blended with cold brewed cooffee and sweetened with a touch of sugar. This velvety, complex coffee liqueur reveals hints of dark berries and floral tones along with intense ...
Price: $38.99

Mr. Black is the new cold brew coffee liqueur from one of the world's great coffee cultures - Australia. I don't know what it is about the Aussies and their beans, but they don't play around when it comes to coffee. They take high quality 100% Arabica coffee and roast it in house at their small distillery north of Sydney. Producing consistently concentrated cold brew and fine-tuning water composition, temperature and time are lifelong obsessions for both the distillery's head of coffee, Detlef Mohr, and Master Distiller, Philip Moore. The concentrated fl...
Price: $29.99

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Inky dark brown in the glass, this liqueur suggests strong espresso in look, aroma and taste. Inspired by New Orleans-style coffee and made with French chicory root, vanilla and cane sugar, this liqueur has a robust, long-lasting coffee flavor with restrained sweetness, showing dark chocolate and a flicker of bitter edge on the exit. (KN)" (02/2017) Wine & Spirits: "Not as unusual, but certainly noteworthy, is the St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur. Based on the New Orleans–style chicory coffee, the lightly sweet and spiritous b...
Price: $32.99

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This familiar workhorse liqueur is clear in the glass and offers a juicy orange flesh aroma. The sweet palate has a familiar orange flavor and finishes cleanly, with just a hint of warm spice. (KN)" (09/2019) K&L Notes: This is a must-have classic. From the makers: "Spirit lovers, both past and present, recognize Cointreau as a core building block in premium cocktails creation. Cointreau is the cornerstone of more than 350 internationally renowned cocktails such as the Margarita, Sidecar and Cosmopolitan. Cointreau enhances ...
Price: $34.99

Ortolan is a modern, distinctly Californian take on the historic Italian category of rosolio. This ancient category of liqueur was enjoyed in European courts from the 15th to 19th centuries as an aperitivo and digestíf, a lighter and more ethereal antecedent of amaros. Ortolan sustainably sources over thirty different varieties of freshly harvest heirloom roses from small farms in Southern California to make Ortolan. Each variety contributes its own scent, flavor, and hue to create an experience more complex than other rose flavored products: lifted note...
Price: $44.99

Créole Shrubb bursts with aromas and flavors reminiscent of Martinique. A staple of Caribbean culture, Créole Shrubb is the “secret ingredient” frequently used by celebrity chefs and creative mixologists around the world. Drinkhacker rates it an A- saying, "Creole Shrubb is Martinique’s answer to triple sec, a 'blend of the finest white and aged agricole rhums, married with macerated Créole spices and sun-bleached bitter orange peels.' ... Hefty notes of mandarin orange percolate the nose, with the slightest hint of lime leaf. The palate however comes a...
Price: $32.99

Fernet del Frate Angelico is truly a step back in time and a major step up in quality from anything available on the modern market. It is made in micro-batches by hand at the Matter Distillery in Switzerland following an original, hand-written recipe, purchased by the distillery's original owner in 1930 from a long-closed Italian distillery. This amazing liqueur can be sipped on its own, but shines in skilfully-made cocktails, especially the Employees Only 'Fernando' and the Toronto. It is a fantastic, multifaceted substitute for cocktail bitters. Tempti...
Price: $69.99

Giffard is one of France's highest quality liqueur producers. They're sourcing the highest quality fruits and spices for their liqueurs and have committed to using local ingredients wherever possible. The Pêche de Vigne is an absolutely transcendent combination of aromas. Because Giffard liqueurs are designed specifically for use in cocktails, the aromatic profile is the most important aspect of this product. While the flavor on the palate is excellent, the depth of flavor on the nose is second to none. This is definitely your best bet when utilizing a p...
Price: $29.99

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One of the oldest distilleries in Greece and the originators of the Ouzo style liqueur that has become sunonomous with Greek cuisine and culture. Since 1856 the Katsaros family has distilled Ouzo & Tsipouro at their facility in Tirnavos. Blending 14 herbs and seeds into a beautiful expression of the mystical energy embodied in the historic spirit. The Tirnavou Ouzo is easily one of the best white spirits being produced in the world.
Price: $21.99

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Grand Marnier—or 'GrandMa,' as some cocktail geeks gleefully shorthand it—remains one of the classics. Although it’s Cognac-based, it’s a versatile match for other spirits, too. The liqueur is extremely aromatic, with lots of sweet and bitter orange notes exploding out of the glass. Look for a warm, honeyed flavor and a nice burst of orange peel and spicy cinnamon and ginger on the long finish. (KN)" (02/2012) K&L Notes: The original. Grand Marnier was created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle (and the Lapostolle...
Price: $43.99

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The vibrant, bittersweet bouquet is citrusy, herbal, floral and earthy. The palate entry is bittersweet, intensely herbal and earthy but refreshingly orange citrusy; the tasty mid-palate is marked by heightened sweetness and a more mineral-like core flavor. Finish is savory and bittersweet. *Best Buy*" (12/2006) K&L Notes: According to a highly trusted source, this is the closest available substitute for the old incarnation of Amer Picon. (Amer Picon is a highly sought-after cocktail ingredient, which is not distributed i...
Price: $34.99

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Stored in former Sherry casks, this aquavit famously takes a sea voyage across the world, sailing to Australia and back, crossing the equator or 'linie' twice. The end result is a bright buttercup hue and mellow vanilla, spearmint, clove and oak tones, plus a silky butterscotch finish. *Top 100 Spirits of 2016* (KN)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: "One of the finest Aquavit available. Jorgen B. Lysholm's secret family recipe was a mystery for nearly 200 years. Linie is a potato-based spirit distilled with multiple botanicals, somewhat...
Price: $29.99

From its origins in the tropical hills and valleys of Jamaica, the allspice berry has for generations been prized for its exceptional tastes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg and a pepper note that dazzles the palate. The allspice liqueur, known in classic cocktails as "Pimento Dram," brings together the fine pot-still rum and classic allspice berries of Jamaica. Enjoy St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram in classic cocktails, Wassail and other punches, mulled wine, continental and island cuisine.
Price: $29.99

This is easily the best coconut liqueur on the market today!
Price: $24.99

From the exceptional team at Tempus Fugit Spirits, this authentic Violette recipe stands out from the crowd of other violet liqueurs. Officially distinct from what's available, the Tempus Fugit Violettes is classified as a liqueur rather than a crème. This means less sugar. Light and ethereal, it does not come off as soapy or overly aromatic. In addition, the use of cochineal for coloring means that no artificial dye is needed. Clearly one of the best violettes on the market despite not adhering to the category's standardized color scheme.
Price: $32.99

96-100 points Wine Enthusiast: "The nosing passes find layers of aromas of honey, heather, pine needle, thyme and salty single malt Scotch whisky. Entry is thick, gently sweet but balanced by a fierce herbal quality; midpalate focuses on the whisky while the various herbs, spices and honey make merry around their whisky core. One of the best liqueurs available." (05/2008) K&L Notes: The classic Scotch whisky liqueur. Make yourself a rusty nail - one of the easiest and most delicious cocktails on the planet. Pour .75oz of Drambuie into a glass of rocks,...
Price: $34.99

Suze Gentian Liqueur has been out of stock for months now as supply chains around the world continue to break down. Finally back in stock, but we have no idea for how long, we've stocked up as much as possible to try and make it through the holidays. Lightly sweet with plenty of gentian bitterness, this is the perfect ingredient for a White Negroni, or mixing with plain soda water. Suze was invented in Switzerland and then bought by Fernand Moureaux in 1885, but wasn't sold commercially in France until 1889. It's still in production, now under the owner...
Price: $27.99

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Opaque and inky brown, the restrained aroma hints at espresso. On the palate, it's a wash of espresso, hazelnut and cola, with a pleasantly fleeting sweetness followed by a long, herbal finish. (KN)" (04/2014) K&L Notes: An hour or so has passed since your last spoonful of mashed yams, your concluding hunk of brioche stuffing, your final, fateful bite of tryptophan-laden turkey... yet you cannot pull yourself from the table. You are full, beyond full. Never fear, Averna is here! Leave it to the Sicilians to come up with the ...
Price: $29.99

Finally! We've been given a version of white Campari/Biancosarti that's actually everything we'd hoped for! Luxardo's Bitter Bianco comes from a well-balanced distilled infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants, and citrus fruits in water and alcohol. The result is stunning and for those who are genuinely Campari crazy (as in crazy for Campari specifically, not just all bitter liqueurs), this is the closest substitute we've ever encountered. Try it in an Americano or white Negroni and be amazed. It's the most exciting new Italian liqueur to hit the Ameri...
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Using a wine base of Piemonte Moscato, this secret family recipe was developed over the last century by the Bosca Family. Using cardoon, Blessed thistle and several other botanicals, the Cardamaro is one of the most unique and interesting amaro currently available. An absolutely fantastic price for a high quality, delicious amaro and a fantastic gateway into this world of Italian bitters.
Price: $25.99

Salers is the oldest and most traditional aperitif of France's Massif Central region, where this style originated. It derives its rustic flavors from hand-harvested gentiane exclusively from the Auvergne region. Salers has been producing the finest quality gentiane liqueur since 1885 and should be enjoyed on ice with lemon or in a variety of cocktails that call for this traditional type of liqueur.
Price: $23.99

This is truly the quintessential bitter French liqueur. Bigallet starts with high quality neutral spirit, then both bitter and sweet orange peels are macerated in the base before being distilled. Then they do it again. Wait, then they do it one more time. Then they add more peels, spices, botanicals, etc. A small amount of sugar is used to balance the bitter and stabilize the color. This is the Francophonic answer to Amaro and it is so, so good. Truly a special treat for anyone smart enough to include this in their shopping list. It can also be used as a...
Price: $39.99

This magical spirit from the under appreciated island off Naples is easily one of the most interesting and unique amari on the market. Rich and complex with the pepper bite of from two varietals of fresh arugula (rucola!). The two along with a plethora of bitter herbs, citrus peel, and other botanicals make for one of the most satisfying digestifs in the store.
Price: $36.99

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Look for rich, mildly sweet cocoa, sarsaparilla and espresso notes, with spearmint building into a cooling finish reminiscent of mint-chocolate Girl Scout cookies. Not too bitter, this is a pleasant sipper. (KN)" (04/2016) K&L Notes: Producers notes: An infusion of alcohol, bitter orange, peppermint and the roots of the alpine yellow gentian. Tasting Notes: Amaro Nardini is a smooth digestive liqueur with a distinct licorice aftertaste. It has a well-balanced, herbal and fruity taste, with an intense chocolate brown color. A...
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This is the original formula for triple sec, made since 1834. It is made in France using 100% natural ingredients in 100 year old copper stills designed by Gustave Eiffel (architect of the Eiffel Tower). From the distillery: "The bright, citrus flavor, clear character and smooth finish of Original Combier is unparalleled, a testament to the painstaking process and strict traditions that still go into making each bottle today. Original Combier is best enjoyed by itself over fresh ice or in any classic or modern cocktail that calls for triple sec or orange...
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Sfumato Rabarbaro translates to "smoky rhubarb," which tells you all you need to know about this unique amaro. Instead of using a neutral base, the Cappelletti family of Trentino-Alto uses a special variety of rhubarb root that's combined with alpine herbs and berries.
Price: $21.99

Giffard is one of France's highest quality liqueur producers. They're sourcing the highest quality fruits and spices for their liqueurs and have committed to using local ingredients where ever possible. Because Giffard liqueurs are truly designed specifically for use in cocktails, the aromatic profile is the most important aspect of this product. The violette is a deep, brooding, stark violet color and the flavors are delicate yet concentrated, without getting soapy. Lovely.
Price: $27.99

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