Beltion Anice Forte Liqueur (700ml)
The Beltion brand was born after the second world war when Giacomo Gianandrea began selling his production of almond milk. The name (and the milk) soon became popular throughout Southern Italy. Fast forward to 1995, when his children set up a modern operation with a view to extend the brand to a wider range of cordials and spirits from the classic Italian repertoire. These include Sambuca, Anice, Amaro and an unusual expression of a liqueur standard, 'Opera Beltion White Amaretto'.
Tasting note: Crystal clear. Appealing and authentic aroma features fresh star anise along with hints of clove and vanilla. Water like entry builds into a concentrated, medium weighted profile with fresh liquorice strap augmented by a gently warming, spicy flourish. Concludes deliciously fresh, medium dry and long. Nicely done. 40% Alc./Vol.