16 min

Episode 57: Disaronno Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 57 features Disaronno Originale, an Amaretto. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 28% ABV, or 56 proof and sells for about $30.
Enjoy this episode with Disaronno neat, on the rocks, or in a favorite cocktail!
Disaronno's official website: https://www.disaronno.com/en (https://www.disaronno.com/en)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1525 - Bernardino Luini is commissioned to paint a fresco in Saronno, Italy, and his muse, a local innkeeper, gifts him a bottle of bitter almond liqueur she made as thanks
1600s - Italians routinely make homemade liqueurs from local ingredients, and the innkeeper's recipe may have been rediscovered by Giovanni Reina
1900 - Domenico Reina begins commercially producing what we know today as Disaronno in Saronno, Italy. Sold as "Amaretto di Saronno"
1942 - A squared bottle is used
1947 - ILLVA, the parent company of Disaronno is formed, entirely owned by the Reina family
1960s - Disaronno is exported to the USA and finds a receptive market
1971 - The bespoke bottle is created by glass artisans in Murano, Italy
2001 - The name is officially changed to "Disaronno Originale", relegating amaretto to the back label
2009 - A label update is made
Key Cocktails:
Disaronno is great on it's own or on ice, but mixes well. I'd recommend trying this recipe:
Disaronno Sour:
50 ml Disaronno
25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
5 ml Simple Syrup
Egg White
Shake all ingredients with ice vigorously. Strain into an ice filled glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaronno (Wikipedia Article on Disaronno)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretto (Wikipedia Article on Amaretto)
https://blog.thenibble.com/2017/04/19/food-101-the-history-of-amaretto/ (The Nibble article on the History of Amaretto)
https://www.thespruceeats.com/amaretto-liqueur-history-1805685 (The Spruce Eats article on Amaretto History)
http://lilrizzos.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-italian-history-of-amaretto.html (Article on Italian history of Amaretto)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-nine-best-selling-liqueur-brands/3/ (The Spirits Business Sales Data)
https://www.alcademics.com/2014/07/disaronno-distillery-visit-in-saronno-italy.html (Alcademics Disaronno Distillery Visit)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
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Episode 57 features Disaronno Originale, an Amaretto. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 28% ABV, or 56 proof and sells for about $30.
Enjoy this episode with Disaronno neat, on the rocks, or in a favorite cocktail!
Disaronno's official website: https://www.disaronno.com/en (https://www.disaronno.com/en)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1525 - Bernardino Luini is commissioned to paint a fresco in Saronno, Italy, and his muse, a local innkeeper, gifts him a bottle of bitter almond liqueur she made as thanks
1600s - Italians routinely make homemade liqueurs from local ingredients, and the innkeeper's recipe may have been rediscovered by Giovanni Reina
1900 - Domenico Reina begins commercially producing what we know today as Disaronno in Saronno, Italy. Sold as "Amaretto di Saronno"
1942 - A squared bottle is used
1947 - ILLVA, the parent company of Disaronno is formed, entirely owned by the Reina family
1960s - Disaronno is exported to the USA and finds a receptive market
1971 - The bespoke bottle is created by glass artisans in Murano, Italy
2001 - The name is officially changed to "Disaronno Originale", relegating amaretto to the back label
2009 - A label update is made
Key Cocktails:
Disaronno is great on it's own or on ice, but mixes well. I'd recommend trying this recipe:
Disaronno Sour:
50 ml Disaronno
25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
5 ml Simple Syrup
Egg White
Shake all ingredients with ice vigorously. Strain into an ice filled glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaronno (Wikipedia Article on Disaronno)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretto (Wikipedia Article on Amaretto)
https://blog.thenibble.com/2017/04/19/food-101-the-history-of-amaretto/ (The Nibble article on the History of Amaretto)
https://www.thespruceeats.com/amaretto-liqueur-history-1805685 (The Spruce Eats article on Amaretto History)
http://lilrizzos.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-italian-history-of-amaretto.html (Article on Italian history of Amaretto)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/07/top-nine-best-selling-liqueur-brands/3/ (The Spirits Business Sales Data)
https://www.alcademics.com/2014/07/disaronno-distillery-visit-in-saronno-italy.html (Alcademics Disaronno Distillery Visit)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

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