There is one key botanical that rules them all, though, and without which we don’t think you can call your aromatised wine vermouth: wormwood.
Here’s a Whiskey Sour with a difference — a good measure of Amaro di Angostura gives the palate length and most importantly, a load of character. This recipe is one we picked up from James Irvine of Shady Pines Saloon.
Amari are bitter-sweet Italian digestifs and while they are not to everyone’s liking, there are a few bar industry folks that are obsessed with these flavoursome, old-school gems. We asked Jackson Thornton, Amaro Montenegro’s Australian brand ambassador some questions about his brand and the craft spirits industry in general.