Crafted in Piemonte, Italy, Foro Amaro is a product where mandarin oranges and lemons are ripened across sun-kissed fields to give the spirit a hint of citric sweetness.
Though Amaro translates to "bitter" in Italian, the taste of the spirit can range from acidic and tart to sweet and savory. This all depends on the recipe and the combination of herbs, roots and citrus that are used. The history of Amari dates back hundreds of years to the 19th century, when it is believed that monks created unique elixirs for medicinal purposes throughout their monasteries in Italy. As popularity grew for the spirit, so too did commercial demand. Today, the Amari tradition serves as a staple of European culinary culture.
Sitting in the shadows of the Alps, Piemonte is a countryside that varies between hillsides, plains, and mountains. Since the 19th century, the region has long been a fertile landscape for growing herbs and spices that are crucial to achieving satisfying Amari and Vermouths. Nestled alongside France and Switzerland, Piemonte is also a food lovers paradise with a rich history of producing world-renowned wines, cheeses, and truffles. Today, Piemonte is home to La Canallese Distillery, where Foro Amaro is made.