Review: Braulio Amaro Alpino
Braulio’s an Italian amaro… alpino. Alpino? From the alpine mountains, which gives it a bit of a different spin than what you might be used to.
Braulio originated in 1875, and it’s created with a blend of 13 herbs. Only four are known to the public: gentian, juniper, wormwood, and yarrow. The rest of the ingredients remain secret.
Well there’s definitely spearmint here (or some kind of mint, anyway), and it’d be safe to bet on cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel, all of which seem to make an appearance on the palate. The nose keeps things heavy on the mint, and the body folds that into a moderate to intense bitterness that takes you to a quite lengthy and bittersweet finish.
All in all, Braulio drinks like a traditional amaro that adds in a big, minty punch. For after-dinner sipping, it hits the right spot.
A- / $32 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
A very nice Amaro. Always amazes me the disconnect with Amaro’s between the states and Canada. While we (in Ontario) usually pay 1.5 to 2x the US price after exchange is factored in, this on runs around $21 US for us. Other Amaro’s are similar. Maybe we just drink a boat load of this.