Product of: Italy
Adriatico is a contemporary amaretto liqueur wade in Italy with Filippo Cea almonds hand-picked in the Apulian countryside. These single-source almonds are roasted before maceration in neutral alcohol and distillation.
The distillate is then blended with vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and "a pinch of coffee." Cane sugar is also added but as much as 50% less sugar than some more traditional amarettos (just 205 grams per litre). A pinch of salt from Margherita di Savoia on the Adriatic Sea brings a delicate saline note and its influence inspired the brand name.
As Jean-Robert Bellanger, the creator of Adriatico says, "The crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, illuminated by the warm golden rays of the sun, surround this splendid and still preserved landscape of Puglia. These are the colors found on the bottle label. The logo, in turn, has two emblematic symbols of Puglia: the first is the "trullo", the famous Apulian dry stone hut that resembles an almond and treasure of local agriculture. Secondly, the shape of the bottle is cylindrical and inspired by the medieval architecture of Castel del Monte."
Amaretto Adriatico also offers another alternative to traditional amaretto with its Adriatico Bianco (white) chopped almond milk (lactose free) liqueur.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 22/04/2020
Clear, deep golden amber.
Pungent toasted almond with marzipan and almond butter.
Honeycomb toffee (like the centre of a Crunchie Bar), toasted lightly bitter almond and sweet almond butter.
Toasted almond and honeycomb toffee finish.
An elegant and attractive bottle leads to a very much drier liqueur when compared to traditional amarettos with bitter almond notes and a distinctive honeycomb toffee notes throughout.
Difford's Guide Certification
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Allergens and Additives
Contains Sugar (or other sweetener)