Casa D'Aristi XTA Liqueur

The Data

Category   Liqueur

Sub-Category   Liqueur

Origin   Yucatan

Retail Price   $32.95

ABV   35%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant and perfectly clear with a yellow/green hue.

Aromatics

The nose is wonderfully intense with scents of exotic tropical flowers, honey, and anise with hints of wild mint, candied orange peel, and papaya.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich honey and anise focused core with flanking notes of mint and honeycomb.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied with intense spice and herbal flavors that give this sweet and lush Liqueur an unexpected vibrancy.

Cool Factor

A

I've been a longtime fan of this Liqueur in its early versions and the new interpretation is lovely in its own right.

Value Grade

B

At over $30 a bottle this unique Liqueur has many uses and we find it well worth the asking price.

Analysis

Unique and exotic flavors are not often quickly understood. Casa D'Aristi XTA (pronounced ISH-ta) is made from the honey gathered from hives that feed from the Xtabentun flower that is native only to the Yucatan. These busy stingless bees are the unsung heroes. As you can imagine this special honey is very limited as is XTA. The fermented honey is flavored with Mexican anisette and macerated in Casa D'Aristi Rum. It's a beautifully exotic and unique Liqueur.

How to Enjoy

Serve neat after dinner or in any number of modern cocktails.

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