Episode 94: Italicus

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Mar 20 2022 • 17 mins

Episode 94 features Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto by popular request from listeners. Bottled in 750ml at 20% ABV, or 40 proof and it retails for $40. Enjoy some Italicus with Prosecco and a lot of ice, plus some olives while listening to this episode. Italicus' official website: https://rosolioitalicus.com/ (https://rosolioitalicus.com/) Brief Historical Timeline: 1500s - Rosolio was enjoyed by Catherine de' Medici Late 1700s - The 17th Duke of Savoy, Vittorio Amedeo III, banned Rosolio from his household and switched to vermouth, which he preferred Early 2000s - Giuseppe Gallo, founder of Italicus, comes across a recipe for Rosolio di Torino 2106 - Italicus is launched 2017 - Italicus wins Best New Spirit 2017 at Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards 2019/20 - Drinks International recognized Italicus as a top-trending brand 2020 - Partnership with Pernod Ricard announced 2021 - Italicus is available in more than 40 countries and had sales of $5 Million USD Key Cocktails: Italicus was designed to go with bubbles. The suggested serve from the bottle is: 1 part Italicus 1 part Prosecco Lots of Ice Green Olives Build in a wine glass and enjoy. References: https://italspirits.com/italicus-rosolio-di-bergamotto/ (ItalSpirits) https://www.capri.com/en/s/la-grotta-azzurra (The Blue Grotto) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosolio (Wikipedia Article on Rosolio) https://talesofthecocktail.org/products/new-italian-spirit-reviving-long-lost-category/ (Tales of the Cocktail Article on Italicus) https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/a-closer-look-at-italicus-rosolio-di-bergamotto.aspx (Master of Malt Article on Italicus) https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200311005834/en (Press Release on Partnership with Pernod Ricard) https://magazine.winerist.com/drink/what-is-italicus-rosolio-di-bergamotto (Winerist Article on Italicus) https://www.foodandwine.com/cocktails-spirits/new-amaro-recreates-historic-liqueur (Food And Wine Article on Italicus) https://www.saveur.com/italicus-rosolio-liqueur/ (Saveur Article on Italicus) https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-wine-spirits/category/1194/bergamot-liqueurs (Diffords Guide Article on Bergamot Liqueurs) https://casamiatours.com/italicus-liqueur/ (Casa Mia Tours Article on Italicus) https://www.parkstreet.com/startup-spotlight-giuseppe-gallo-founder-and-ceo-of-italicus/ (Startup Spotlight on Giuseppe Gallo) Contact Information: Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com) Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/) Twitter: @LLConnoisseur