One of the hottest categories in the spirits industry is amaro, the bitter/sweet Italian-style herbal liqueur that is commonly consumed as an after-dinner digestif. Luckily, we don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to find a great amaro. J. Carver Distillery has recently introduced Cruella Amaro (Yes—that Cruella!). It is rye whiskey based and infused with a blend of many herbs, spices and roots, including gentian, saffron, hyssop, rose hip, sweet and bitter orange, chamomile and galenga, with several other botanicals to balance the many complex flavors.
Cruella Amaro is fantastic all by itself as a digestif, or it can be mixed to take your old fashioned or Manhattan to the next level.
Dan Keyport is the owner of Dolce Vita Wine Shop.