Caffo Anisette di Calabria Liqueur
Proof: 30% Alc/Vol
Description: Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Caffo Anisette, a traditional and hyper-regional anise liqueur crafted with pride by the esteemed Fratelli Caffo Distillery in Limbadi, Italy. Since the 1950s, Fratelli Caffo has passionately distilled this Calabrian gem, using a blend of two local black anise seed varieties and tops, along with a secret combination of rare spices. This careful selection of ingredients captures the essence of the region and its unique flavors.
Real anise seeds contain an essential oil called anethole, which lends a distinctive characteristic to this liqueur. When water is added, a gentle clouding effect, known as louche or the "ouzo effect," emerges, enhancing the allure of the drink.
Crafted in an alembic copper pot still, Caffo Anisette unveils a captivating aromatic profile. The nose is greeted with enticing notes of apricot, star anise, lemon, and candied fennel. As it caresses the palate, a silky texture reveals flavors of refreshing mint, star anise, angelica root, and a subtle hint of cacao. The finish delights with brighter and candied fruit notes, reminiscent of lemon and Indian mukhwas candy. This remarkable liqueur embodies a delicate balance of flavors, showcasing the often polarizing taste of anise in an inviting and harmonious composition.
Unfiltered and non-chill filtered, Caffo Anisette preserves its authentic character, allowing the full expression of its delicate nuances. With a 30% ABV, this exceptional liqueur invites you to savor its elegance and enjoy its complexity, offering a refined and nuanced experience that captures the essence of Calabria and the artistry of the Fratelli Caffo Distillery.