Sagamore Spirit is innovating from grain to herb to glass, with the release of its first-ever liqueur: Sagamore Spirit Amaro. Made with the same 95% rye distillate used in Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, the herbal elixir was developed to perfectly complement the brand's core line of rye whiskies.
"As distillers, we love experimenting, and developing Sagamore Spirit Amaro was a great opportunity to explore ingredients that would blend perfectly with our whiskey's signature taste profile," said Ryan Norwood, Chief Operating Officer. "Our standards are exacting, so getting it right took time. There wasn't a playbook for a rye distillate-based amaro, and our goal was to create something that not only tasted great on its own, but was tailor made for rye whiskey cocktails."
After trial and error, the ultimate formula perfectly pairs notes of orange, sarsaparilla and cinnamon with the baking spice notes found in the brand's signature Maryland rye whiskey. The result is an amaro that opens with a complex floral nose and closes with a mildly bitter finish, appealing to cocktail aficionados and pure whiskey lovers alike, the company says.
Sagamore Spirit Amaro is now available for purchase at on- and off-premise accounts in select markets, including California, Illinois, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington DC. SRP: $29.99.