Salers Gentiane Aperitif

Bitter Liqueurs

Salers // France

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4 out of 5 stars
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Salers Gentiane Aperitif is made from the root of gentian (Gentiane luta) sourced from the Auvergne region in France. It is lightly sweet and has an all-natural pale straw color. First produced in 1885, this bitter gentian liqueur is bottled at 32 proof.

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  • Bitter Liqueurs
    Much like amaro, bitter liqueurs are made from the maceration or distillation (or combination) of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or other botanicals. Bitter liqueurs are often red or orange in color, although they needn’t be. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies widely.
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Tasting Notes

"The gentian notes are moderately intense on the nose with a mix of grassy and earthy notes. The taste is lightly sweet and refreshing with a bitter quality throughout. Finish is dry with gentian the star. Can't tell if lemon is on the palate or if it is just desired. At any rate would recommend to serve as a spritz with a slice of lemon in warm weather and in a White Negroni in place of Campari anytime. "

Score 87

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