Beverage of the Week (BOW)


Antica Black Sambuca


Product Story

The great Antica brand and method was founded in 1868 at the Rossi D’Asiago distillery. This Sambuca earned prestigious awards including the Gran Medaglia D’Oro and the Grand Prix in Paris in 1904. A century after its creation the brand and process was acquired by Francesco Dal Toso, an accomplished distiller. The Antica Black starts with their Classic Sambuca that is further infused with Calabrian liquorice. It's like biting off a piece of sophisticated black liquorice!


Brand Story

The great Antica brand and method was founded in 1868 at the Rossi D’Asiago distillery. This Sambuca earned prestigious awards including the Gran Medaglia D’Oro and the Grand Prix in Paris in 1904. A century after its creation the brand and process was acquired by Francesco Dal Toso, an accomplished distiller.


Tasting Note


Deep indigo color despite the "black" moniker on the label. The aromatics are wonderfully assertive with the vibrant star anise and black liquorice in equal measure with hints of brown baking spices, black pepper, and lovely floral notes. The palate is in full agreement with the nose with a thick, nearly chewy liquorice core with vibrant acidity, black pepper, and citrus zest accents. Medium to full-bodied with a dense and silky core that is also refreshing with bright pepper notes and a dose of acidity.


How to Serve


In our view, this fine liqueur is best sipped neat, after dinner. It's also great alongside coffee or pour it in your demitasse cup after finishing your espresso. If you like yours on ice do be aware that the dark liquid will become a milky purple in appearance while the taste will remain the same.


Price: $ 24.99

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