Amaro Lucano – Review

Basilicata is a region in Southern Italy which makes up the arch or the in-step of that county's boot-like outline. The name Basilicata likely has roots in the Greek word basilikos which might refer to a type of Byzantine ruler, or possibly to the Basilica of Acerenza, an important seat of Roman Catholic power back in … Continue reading Amaro Lucano – Review


Ramazzotti Amaro – Review

This amaro is a little over two hundred years old. Well, ok, not this particular amaro being reviewed right here. This particular amaro being reviewed right here is maybe a year old, give or take a few months. The Ramazzotti brand however, was created in 1815 in Milan by Ausano Ramazzotti, making it one of the … Continue reading Ramazzotti Amaro – Review

Tattersall Amaro – Review

On May 24, 2011, after it had passed both the Senate and the House, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill entitled Chapter 55, HF 1326/SF 918 into law. "Chapter 55, HF 1326/SF 918" might have been a perfectly acceptable name for a bill to politicians and lawmakers, but, obviously, it lacked a bit of … Continue reading Tattersall Amaro – Review

Averna Amaro Siciliano – Review

Averna Amaro Siciliano has been one of the more visible amari on US shelves for quite some time. If your local liquor store has only one amaro, it's probably not going to be Meletti or Tosolini...more than likely it will be Averna. The recipe for the brand reportedly was developed by some Benedictine monks in … Continue reading Averna Amaro Siciliano – Review

Drifting Away From Whisky?

Am I? Yeah. Me? Yeah, you. Away from whisky? Yes. Nooooo. Really? Never. Never. Not even just a little?   Well, yeah, okay, a little. Maybe a little more than a little. I don't think I've grown tired of whisky, or tired of drinking it, or learning about its past, or writing about it. I … Continue reading Drifting Away From Whisky?