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

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Tanqueray London Dry Gin – Review

If you're wondering how a stalwart, classic London Dry Gin got a French-sounding name like Tanqueray, wonder no longer. The distant relatives of Charles Tanqueray, who founded the original Tanqueray distillery, relocated from France to England in the late 1600's. There...I guess that's pretty much it. Apparently, these early, ex-French Tanquerays were a devout bunch, … Continue reading Tanqueray London Dry Gin – 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