Long Road Distillers Amaro Pazzo
Long Road Distillers // Michigan, USA
Amaro Pazzo is made Long Road Distillers, a grain to glass distillery located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The base of the amaro is made from 100% winter wheat grown by neighboring Heffron Farms. The spirit is infused with wormwood, gentian, chicory, orange peel, myrrh, and other botanicals. Then it is blended with coffee from Madcap Coffee which is also based in Grand Rapids.
AmaroAmaro 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%.
"Made in the style of a bittersweet Italian amaro, this caffeinated spirit has a rich cola hue and an aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate and orange oils. On the palate, Amaro Pazzo is warming, with a flavor you’d expect from a coffee amaro—bittersweet, rich and chocolaty, with a creamy texture and undertones of fruity java."