STREGA LIQUORE LIQUEUR
40% ABV | 50CL
THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN LIQUEUR (SINCE 1860)
Strega liqueur is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs. It was created in 1860 in Benevento, southern Italy, by Giuseppe Alberti whose descendants, now in the sixth generation, still own and manage the company.
It is a wholly natural product, its processing starts with the grinding of about 70 herbs and spices, selected from all over the world; these include: Ceylon cinnamon, Florentine iris, Italian Apennine juniper, and Samnite mint, which grows wild along the riverbanks in the whole region. The liqueur gets its characteristic yellow colour from the precious saffron that is added to the herb distillate. Strega liqueur is aged in ash wood barrels to ensure perfect blending. Its unique yet versatile flavour can be enjoyed in many ways: neat, on the rocks or mixed in more sophisticated long drinks and cocktails.
Strega is Italian for “Witch”. Its base, the city of Benevento, is the legendary home of witches’ rites: it is said that the witches from all over the world gathered at night around a magical walnut tree, and that they created a magic potion that united forever couples that drank it. This legend is commemorated in the original design, which is still in use today.
Golden yellow in colour. Aromas of spice dominate, with cloves, juniper and a touch of aniseed backed up by a floral note. In the mouth it is initially sweet, though this is well balanced by, and then overtaken by, the shaper clove and juniper element, with star anise and mint evident especially in the long mouth-filling finish.