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Highside Distilling Amaro Mele

Amaro

Highside Distilling // Washington, USA

Requested By mhglenn

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Highside Distilling is a family-owned & operated distillery located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. For this amaro (they have three), they begin with their own gin base which is made from Washington-grown apples and ten botanicals which include juniper, orange, rose, bay leaf, cubeb berry and vanilla. Then the distillate is macerated with five bitter herbs and aromatics including rhubarb root, whole bean coffee, and cocoa nibs.

This maceration rests in once used 53-gallon Kentucky bourbon barrels for 6 weeks. The amaro is finished with raw Washington-harvested honey. .

Highside Distilling is a family-owned & operated distillery located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. For this amaro (they have three), they begin with their own gin base which is made from Washington-grown apples and ten botanicals which include juniper, orange, rose, bay leaf, cubeb berry and vanilla. Then the distillate is macerated with five bitter herbs and aromatics including rhubarb root, whole bean coffee, and cocoa nibs. This maceration rests in once used 53-gallon Kentucky bourbon barrels for 6 weeks. The amaro is finished with raw Washington-harvested honey.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    40.0
  • Amaro
    Amaro means “bitter” in Italian. No legal definition exists, and though it originated in Italy, amaro (plural: amari) can be made anywhere. Originally created to aid in digestion, it is a bittersweet liqueur made from the maceration or distillation (or combination) of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or other botanicals. Often uses neutral spirit as the base, but other liquor or wine can be used. Can be aged. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies, but tends to be 20-40%.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon