The House that brought us the legendary Angostura bitters have come back with a winner!
We have already reviewed the range of rums provided by the House of Angostura, so it’s time we look at their latest release that people won’t stop talking about.
The Amaro di Angostura is a bitter liqueur in honour of their bitters, and in keeping with the trends in bitter aperitivos and digestivos from Italy this year.
Both spicier and sweeter than your usual amaro, the Amaro di Angostura is directly inspired by their own rums and bitters.
A deep red-brown, the liqueur has a nose strong with cola and licorice, and filled with spices like cinnamon, clove, pepper and cardamom – even notes of chocolate.
On the first sip, the mouthfeel is syrupy and coating, the palate is dry and bitter-sweet, with the same spiciness (particularly cinnamon) and cola of the nose, with a bit of honey and even chilli. The deep rooty flavours extend into the length, and end with bright, uplifting chilli notes.
A superb tipple after dinner.
Released at the London Cocktail Club, Islington, the bar served up a few cocktails for the Amaro di Angostura, including the wonderful Tamarind Sour, a flavour perfectly complimenting the Amaro.
I casually through in a little bit of Ancho Reyes because the spiciness of the chilli is wonderful with the tangy tamarind and spice.
A superb drink, the Hoodooist highly recommend for your next casual digestivo or nightcap.