Type: Liqueurs
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Code: SAMB015
Developed by the infamous Luxardo family of Italy comes a fine Black Sambuca. A variation of the traditional Sambuca dei Cesari Luxardo; it is aromatised with liquorice, with a production recipe entailing several levels of successive infusions to blend the different ingredients.


Luxardo is a family-owned company founded in Zara a port city on the Dalmatian coast of what is now Croatia. Girolamo Luxardo a Genovese businessman and his wife Maria Canevari moved to Zara in 1817. It was Maria who began perfecting "rosolio maraschino" a liqueur produced in Dalmatian convents since medieval times from special maraschino cherries. Canevari's liqueur was of such high quality that it gained the attention of connoisseurs and her husband founded the Luxardo Distillery in 1821 to produce her original Maraschino. Not long afterwards the Emperor of Austria awarded the Luxardo liqueur the highest honour "Privilegiata Fabbrica Maraschino Excelsior." The distillery remained under the family's control and prospered by exporting the liqueur to aficionados around the world. The Maraschino liqueur became an essential cocktail ingredient internationally and is found in classics such as the Last Word Martinez and Hemingway cocktails of the late 19th and early 20th century. The distillery also expanded to create other fruit-based and herbal liqueurs such as Bitter Limoncello Sambuca and Amaro Abano.
The predominant taste is star anise. However, it is combined with a new velvety sensation on the palate, with light spicy hints of cardamom and coriander, and an after-taste where the typical digestive aromas of liquorice predominate.
Perfect addition to any berry based cocktails.

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