The following are three exceptional Italian amarettos: Amaretto di Toscana, Amaretto Gozio and Disaronno Originale by Versace.
Amaretto di Toscana
Keepers of a tradition of quality and passion, Gabriello Santoni is an Italian company known for producing a broad range of highly prized liqueurs and spirits. One of their star products, Amaretto Di Toscana, is made using an ancient recipe, which combines the best almond oils with carefully chosen herbs. Transparent in color, with pink hues, this exemplary spirit has a delicate sweet and sour flavor with an almond aftertaste.
Founded in 1901 by Luigi Gozio in Gussago, Lombardy, the Franciacorta distillery produces the superb amaretto Gozio. Amaretto Gozio is created using the finest natural ingredients: alcohol, burnt sugar and pure essence of select fruits imported from four continents. Only the best bitter almonds make it to this recipe. Unlike other products, amaretto Gozio is one hundred percent natural, with no artificial flavors, extracts or additives.
Disaronno Originale by Versace
Disaronno is world famous for its amaretto. The company claims its original formula has not changed since the 16th century. It features an infusion of apricot oil with distilled alcohol, burnt sugar and pure essence of seventeen herbs and fruits. Disaronno Originale is traditionally served in an oblong glass decanter designed by Murano craftsmen. The latest edition of Disaronno Originale comes in a bottle designed by the Versace firm, which created a blue and gold container to extol the essence of the liqueur and the glamor of the iconic fashion brand. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this particular product will go to Fashion 4 Development, a nonprofit organization. ■