The Group Fratelli Averna was founded in 1868 by Salvatore Averna. In Sicily, Amaro Averna is considered a traditional drink. Salvatore Averna is said that this recipe would amaro a Capuchin friar, Fra Girolamo , the monastery of Santo Spirito. This recipe has been well kept. Salvatore Averna’s son, Francesco Xiboli transformed the villa on the slopes of Etna, a distillery. It was patented “Supplier of the Royal Family” in 1912. emigrants who leave for America’s amaro Averna emmènent in their luggage. In 1940, awareness of the amaro Averna was such that most bars in Brooklyn had it behind the bar.
The deep sienna brown colour with a gold ochre hue appears slightly viscous in the glass. Smells like ‘Chinnoti” with an attractive sarsaparilla / quinine combination, followed by hints of dried citrus peel. Viscous entry follows with reasonable intensity, becoming semi sweet at mid palate before finishing only mildly bitter.