Sweetened with honey from the Sibillini Mountains, this deep-brown amaro is rich, with touches of baked fruit, honey, nuts and dark chocolate. However, a bitter streak plows right through any sweetness on the palate, leaving bountiful herbal and spicy-hot notes in its wake. Use sparingly to add aromatics to cocktails.
Varnelli is a producer from the Marche region that has been distilling since 1868. This is quite bitter, made with gentian root, it's herbal with soft hints of chocolate and a very supple mouthfeel. Definitely not for everyone, but wow is it interesting. For those who truly love the wonderful world of bitter liqueurs!