Vicario Mirto Liqueur
Proof: 38% Alc/Vol
Description: Myrtle (Myrtus communis), a plant revered by the ancient Greeks and associated with the goddess Aphrodite, held a sacred place as a symbol of triumph. In ancient games, winners would be adorned with myrtle crowns, solidifying its connection to glory. The tradition of Mirto Liqueur, renowned on the captivating island of Sardinia, found its way through the exploits of daring bandits from Gallura, who spirited it away from nearby Corsica.
At Vicario's family estate, Villa Sant'Andrea, nestled in the enchanting surroundings of Cortona, Italy, estate-grown myrtle gracefully lines the ancient walls—a poignant testament to the remnants of a medieval hospital. With utmost care, the myrtle berries are hand-harvested during the autumn season, adding a touch of authenticity and craftsmanship to the process. The final stages of crafting this extraordinary liqueur take place in South Carolina, where it attains its refined character.
The outcome is a wonderfully invigorating herbal liqueur that delights the senses. With nuances of black tea, cinnamon, and a subtle hint of bitter orange, each sip brings a refreshing sensation. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 38%, this distinctive liqueur captures the essence of tradition and craftsmanship, inviting you to relish in its exceptional flavor.