Thursday, September 14, 2023

Herbal Liqueurs: Amaro y Arroyo

Continuing our discovery of Amaro herbal liqueurs, we recently purchased the Amaro y Arroyo from Copper Fox Distillery.  This is one of Virginia's oldest distilleries with locations in two important regions in the Commonwealth. Their original Sperryville home is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just below the Panorama entrance to Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Their newer second home is located minutes from Colonial Williamsburg

The herbal liqueur is bittersweet and crafted using 25 different botanicals that are macerated in a bourbon mash spirit (produced with 100% Virginia grain), and aged in used Virginia bourbon barrels for a few months. The Amaro is then finished in used Virginia wine barrels infused with chestnut wood, local honey, agave, and cane sugar.

The cherry color masks a plethora of flavors: orange, honey, cinnamon, herbs. The finish is pleasantly lasting with a complex and bittersweet backbone.

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