Tuaca Liqueur

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alc./vol: 35%

Proof: 70°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Pronounced 'Two-Wa-Ka' this golden amber, brandy based liqueur is flavoured with citrus fruits, vanilla, caramel and orange essence.

Tuaca originated in Italy's Tuscany region and is said to have been created at the height of the 16th century Renaissance for Lorenzo di Medici, a ruler of Florence and patron to Michelangelo and Botticelli. Tuaca's original 1930s label played tribute to the Medicis with a gilded scene based on a bible panel created by Lorenzo Ghiberti, within the baptistery door of Florence's Duomo Cathedral, which Michelangelo called 'The Gates of Paradise'. A new, less religious label was introduced in 2004.

During World War II, American servicemen stationed in Livorno, Italy (a seaside resort on Tuscany's Mediterranean Coast) discovered Tuaca. On their return home they searched for the brand but were unable to find it – that was until the late 1950s when an astute importer brought Tuaca into the USA where it is now made (and owned). Tuaca was introduced to the UK in the mid-1990s.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 25/06/2012


Clear, golden amber with bright gold highlights.


Spiritous with vanilla, white chocolate covered raisons, coffee beans and faint mandarin peel.


Vanilla, caramel, white chocolate and mocha coffee with raisin brandy notes - reminiscent of tiramisu with more subtle hints of nutmeg, honey and orange.


Milk chocolate, cracked black pepper and vanilla.


Use when cocktail recipes call for Tuaca by name or state "caramel liqueur".

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8004027075012
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Tuaca Liqueur

Produced by: Distillerie Tuoni & Canepa Srl
Owned by: Sazerac Company Inc.
UK distribution by: Hi-Spirits
UK consumer PR by: Shiel Porter Communications
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