Liquore di Chinotto

  • Antica Distilleria Quaglia
  • Piemonte, Italy

Method & Production

The Chinotto liqueur is part of the Vintage Line from Quaglia. It is an absolutely delicious, but particular liqueur produced from the infusion of chinotto; a certain species of bittersweet orange which grows on plants similar to myrtle. The chinottos in this liqueur are always fresh, handpicked and washed by hand as soon as they’re gathered. In order to obtain the sugar and intense aromas of the fruit, it is infused in alcohol for over two months. Once all the aromas and flavours have been extracted,  the fruit is pressed and the remaining alcohol infusion is then matured in neutral containers for over six months.

Tasting notes

The resulting liqueur is a fiery, dark amber whose intense, enveloping aromas of citrus and spice are extremely warming and comforting. Elegant and flavoursome on the palate, this is a liqueur of finesse, composure and vibrancy with an opulent aftertaste of vanilla, rhubarb, dandelion and orange blossom. The bitterness is in perfect balance with the fruity, sweet core, making it an ideal ingredient for original cocktails, but it’s also great to drink on its own over ice.