Poli Vaca Mora
Amaro — Veneto, ItalyReviewed September 15, 2023Excellent stuff. Much more alpine in character than i was expecting with a huge minty presence, but also very balanced with nice orange peel and a hit of sweet cola nut. Bitter finish but not bracingly so and a warming alcohol presence.44.9 CAD per BottleLCBO
Ironworks Bluenose Rum
Dark Rum — Nova Scotia, CanadaReviewed July 23, 2023Robust and smooth. Molasses, burnst sugar, some caramel. Warming hit of alcohol in the finish. Just a little bit harsh.
Other Aromatized Wine — Piemonte, ItalyReviewed June 10, 2023An absolute gem. Unique quinine flavours overlaying delicious fruitiness (white grape, pear and some peach). Sweet but balanced. An absolute staple in my bar.
Bonal Gentiane-Quina Aperitif
Bitter Liqueurs — FranceReviewed June 10, 2023It's fine, but not quite what i was expecting. Has a nice quinine presence but is overwhelmingly red vermouth-y with a slight almost balsamic presence. I was expecting something lighter and fruitier (like Cocchi Americano, which I much prefer).
Amaro Alta Verde
Amaro — Aldeno-Trento, ItalyReviewed June 9, 2023Unpleasantly bitter. I am not an amaro novice and i like intense and bitter flavours, but this one just has a brutally harsh aftertaste without any nuance. It was a huge disappointment. It is amazing how long the flavour lingers on the tongue; I wish that some of the better tasting amari had this kind of sticking power. As I drink it more I am getting definite radicchio notes.
Amaro — Sicilia, ItalyReviewed May 19, 2023Beautiful orange citrus character. Sweet upfront but with some nice balancing herbal bitterness on the back end.55.0 CAD per BottleBottega Volo
Amaro — Lombardia, ItalyReviewed March 3, 2023Classic alpine amaro. Prominently minty, but not overbearingly so. Quite sweet upfront but with a balanced herbal bitter finish.Astor Wines & Spirits
Amaro Dell' Etna
Amaro — ItalyReviewed March 3, 2023Multi-layered. Great herbal bitterness on the backend following some flat cola sweetness upfront. Classic amaro.86th Street Wine & Liquor
Cappelletti Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro
Amaro — Trentino-Alto Adige, ItalyReviewed March 3, 2023Still absolutely love this one. Next to the oversweet Nardini Virtu di Rabarbaro, this one finally shows some smoky depth. But most of all, it is a rhubarb bomb with appropriate bitterness in the finish.Bottega Volo
Nardini Virtu di Rabarbaro
Bitter Liqueurs — ItalyReviewed March 3, 2023Great aroma of rhubarb. I enjoyed the first sips, but then the sweetness became overwhelming in this one. As a rabarbaro fan, I like it by default. But it is too sweet to be elite.Viti Wine and Lager (Downtown Vancouver)