Category: Citrus liqueurs
Product of: Italy
Said to be based on an old recipe handed down from Franciscan monks, Monasterium was discontinued in the mid-noughties. It was made at Distillerie Tuoni & Canepa in Tuscany from an infusion of Mediterranean citrus fruits and essential oils from flowers and herbs in neutral spirit.
Sampled on 25/06/2012
Clear, deep canary yellow with tinge of green.
Herbal nose with strong alcohol vapours. Génépi, peppermint, vanilla, lime cordial and orange sherbet.
Sweet but balanced by a powerful wake of peppery alcohol. Medicinal herbal palate echos the nose with orange sherbet and lime cordial predominating, spiced with génépi, peppermint and vanilla.
Zesty orange sherbet with lingering génépi and black pepper spice.
Barcode UPC: No barcode
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap