An amer, a bittersweet digestif in the French tradition, it is the third in our line of single batch botanical spirits.
The genesis for 'THREE' was in the summer of 2018, when we began exploring French liqueurs. The process started with several aromatic distillations of various botanicals including rose hips, elderflowers and hibiscus. Numerous citrus peels and tree barks were then added and left to macerate for years. The herbs were pulled off and it was distilled a second time before a final maceration. After removing these botanicals, the spirit was slowly sweetened with caramelized sugar and rested.
Cinchona Succirubra, also referred to as Quina, is the bark of the Cinchona tree which grows in the Andean forests of South America. It is a classic bittering agent used in Amer. We coupled that with the peel of the Seville Orange, Citrus × aurantium, which provides a refreshing aroma, zesty notes and mellows the bitterness of the tree barks.
With notes of fresh orange zest, light baking spice, and a deep rich sweetness, THREE finishes with a mouthwatering bitter backbone. It can be enjoyed neat or mixed into classic cocktails like the “Brooklyn” or topped with a pilsner.
Five years in the making, THREE is a limited release of 2700 bottles.