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Amaro montenegro’s tale began over 130 years ago with a rather unusual twist. Stanislao cobianchi was a noble citizen of bologna destined for an ecclesial career; when one day he went against his parents’ wishes and left home in the spirit of adventure. 23% abv few things are more italian than a glass of amaro. Dating back centuries this herbal liqueur was first crafted by monks believing it had supernatural powers. Production soon moved from small monasteries to expansive plants. The distillation process varied but typically centered around a unique combination of herbs and spices that were infused with a rich spirit after maceration. Secrecy always remained integral – so much so that only a few family members of each generation knew the recipes with different amaro variations including everything from flowers to roots. While the ingredients remained relatively unknown its popularity grew rapidly. Amaro montenegro’s tale began over 130 years ago with a rather unusual twist. Stanislao cobianchi was a noble citizen of bologna destined for an ecclesial career; when one day he went against his parents’ wishes and left home in the spirit of adventure. The adventure begins: he traveled with unashamed irreverence learning exploring and most importantly tasting all that the world had to offer. His journey took him to the balkans where he experienced a vibrant melting pot of cultures and ideas. He returned to his hometown filled with inspiration opening a distillery and pioneering an amaro that perfectly balances bitter and sweet flavors. Making a grand gesture stanislao dedicated the name to princess elena of montenegro. The distinctive bottle soon appeared in bars cafes and homes across italy. Larger than life: amaro montenegro quickly became a cultural icon with legendary italian poet gabriele d’annunzio famously calling it the “liqueur of virtues.” the delicious amaro could barely keep up with demand expanding to a new distillery in 1906. Production briefly stopped during wwii but quickly resumed thereafter. Reinventing the classics: today montenegro is italy’s #1 amaro and continues to grow in popularity around the world. It is especially beloved by mixologists and connoisseurs for its transformative versatility. A whole new breed of montenegro-infused cocktails is being crafted and shared at even the most distinguished of bars – each one with our very own unique twist. While mixology trends have changed stanislao’s recipe and process have remained the same since 1885. 40 herbs and spices are macerated for up to 30 days while an extract is created in boiling water. It is then distilled to capture the most aromatic portion ensuring a wide range of bittersweet flavors including orange peel coriander and tea. The separate parts are mixed together with water from italy’s gran sasso mountains a liquid renowned for freshness and clarity. The amaro however is not complete until one last ingredient is added – an ingredient so secret only a handful of people in the world can name it. Lastly the precious liquid enters the same iconic bottle stanislao created over 130 years ago – a testament to timelessness and style. The result of this innovative process is a smooth bittersweet and delicious amaro that can only go by the name amaro montenegro.
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