Amaro Alpino is a rich bitter that reflects its alpine origins where the mountains meet the Mediterranean sea. Its flavour profile is created using over 30 local herbs and botanicals.
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What's in it
- Orange Peel
- Pine Needles
- Mountain Chamomile
Amaro Alpino & Tonic
While it may seem odd to pair a bitter mixer with a bitter amaro, these ingredients complement each other surprisingly well to create a cocktail packed with flavour. To make your own, start by pouring 40ml of Amaro Alpino into a collins glass. Next, add ice to fill the glass and top it with tonic water. To finish, add a lime wedge to garnish.Back to shop
When you smell Amaro Alpino you’ll be met with an aroma that is rich and refined and citrusy with an intense balsamic note from the mountain chamomile's pine needles.
When you taste Amaro Alpino, you’ll notice an intense, and full-bodied flavour that is interesting and complex. Along with a persistent bitterness, there are pleasant citrus and balsamic notes.
The Argalà Distillery is found in a countryside barn at the foot of Italy’s breathtaking Maritime Alps. Their products are an expression of this environment, using botanicals from the peaks of their mountains to the depths of their seas.
A Mountain Range of Possibilities
For Italians, bitterness or “amaro” is often seen as a desirable quality in many of their food and drinks. In their alpine environment, these bitter flavours can be found all over nature in fruits, roots, flowers and vegetables. Piero and Enrio often venture out into the nearby mountains and seas in search of new exciting flavours. While creating the recipe for Amaro Alpino, their inspiration came from a crossing they encountered during a two day trip through the mountains.
“Great Things are Done When Men and Mountains Meet” - William Blake
By definition Amaro Alpino is an expression of the alpine region where the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains meet. It is made by cold macerating 30 herbs and botanicals including pine needles, orange peel, chamomile and lavender in a hydroalcoholic bath. This process helps bring out the ingredient’s flavours and helps create a spirit that works extremely well as an aperitif, digestive or component in a mixed drink.
The Brains Behind It
Argalà was created by Piero and Enrio - two childhood friends and classmates who grew up together in Boves, Italy. Curious from an early age, their creativity moved from the playground to the kitchen, where they spent many long evenings experimenting with different ideas and ingredients. Since the start of Argalà’s journey in 2011, they’ve produced their spirits with the same passion and homemade approach that they’ve had since they were boys.More on the Brand