Genziana Spitz is an Italian-born mix of “hydrated alcohol, sugar, gentian herb, and real vegetable pure substances,” per the label, anyway, however what it truly is is a lighter, sweeter model of aperitif with its bitterness clearly evident, but by no means overwhelming.
The distillery affords some extra particulars, which go like this:
This Gentian Root liqueur is predicated on the French behavior of utilizing this wild meadow and mountain pasture rhizome for an aperitif. It may be served “neat” with a squeeze of lemon over ice to carry out the total taste or as it’s extra usually served right here within the US, as a part of a cocktail combine. It’s lighter than Amaro in colour. The Gentian Root is a perennial plant that lives under an altitude of 7200 foot degree or 2200 meters within the mountains of southern Europe. It has been such a well-liked herb that it’s now a protected species that one can’t harvest within the wild. We use sustainable and ecologically delicate gentian root.
Let’s give Spitz a strive.
The nostril exudes that traditional gentian character, bitter and frivolously peppery, with components of cloves, ginger, and nutmeg within the combine. The palate is sweeter than the promise of a gentian-driven spirit would possibly point out, a light-weight brown sugar be aware dusted with extra cloves and ginger, with lingering, Fernet-adjacent bitterness quickly following. A spritz of expressed orange peel provides the end some wanted acidity, whereas a be aware of cinnamon and one more reprise of ginger retains the dessert theme popping.
A- / $30