Region: Caltanissetta, Sicilia
Amaro Averna was created in 1868 by Salvatore Averna in Caltanissetta, Sicily, although the recipe is said to have existed for much longer. Salvatore came from a family of textile merchants who had done quite well for themselves. Like his family, Averna grew up to be successful. He was Judge Peace in addition to finding time to be active in his local community. He even gave to the Convent of St. Spirito’s Abbey. In 1859, to thank Averna for his generousity, they presented him with the recipe for an infusion that was popular among many of the abbeys at the time. This recipe is said to have been first created at the Benedictine abbeys in Normandy, but had made its way to many other abbeys and even into Italy. This recipe made a bitter spirit that was said to have health benefits. Just shy of ten years later, in 1868, Averna began producing the spirit for the family and their guests.
Amaro Averna is a liquor that comes from a careful selection of herbs and roots that make its taste delicate and its flavour unmistakeable.
Alcohol (%): 29%