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Tempus Fugit Gran Classico Bitters (700ml)

SWITZERLAND
$79. 99 Bottle
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 28%
Created by following an "Italian Bitter of Turin" recipe dating from the 1860s. The recipe was purchased in 1925 by the small Swiss distillery E. Luginbühl, and a version has been produced for mostly local consumption ever since. Tempus Fugit's Gran Classico reverts back to the original recipe and employs a maceration of 25 aromatic herbs and roots including wormwood, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and hyssop. A must have in the cocktail armoury for Negronis or as a non-red alternative bitter ingredient.

Tasting note: Beautiful polished copper colour with deep gold edges and thick legs. Sensational aromatic range with the gentian / bitter peel top notes leaping out of the glass over background aromas of pink grapefruit, orange and dried herbs. Creamy textured, semi-sweet mid palate is eclipsed by a juicy, bittersweet cascade of orange peel, grapefruit and gentian-like flavours. Finish demonstrates ideal bitter-sweet balance as the rooty, earthy notes vie against the sugars until the bitterness finally wins out. Superbly crafted. Benchmark in its category. 28% Alc./Vol.