Category: Sambucas & Mistrà
Product of: Italy
The Luxardio family make this liqueur by extracting essential oils of star anise through neutral alcohol maceration and then distillation. They then blend the distillate with water, sugar, cola flavouring and colouring agents E150b and E122.
Sampled on 02/02/2012
Clear, dark reddy-brown with ruby red highlights.
Aniseed bursts forth with barky, fruity smoky aromas and faint carbolic soap.
Very sweet, syrupy palate with strong aniseed flavour and subtle cola notes as billed. Clean and faultless – delivers just what it says on the tin.
Long, sweet mouth coating liquorice and aniseed finish with lingering liquorice.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap