Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
What : Italian Liqueur
Where : Torreglia, Padova, Italy
Alcohol : 32% abv
What they say
When Luxardo‘s marasca cherries are harvested at the beginning of every summer, they are put into an alcoholic infusion in larch-wood vats together with some leaves and branches of the same trees for up to three years. When ready, both the liquid and the solid parts are distilled in traditional copper pot stills, separating the heart from heads and tails. Only the heart of the distillate is then allowed to mature in ash-wood vats. The last process consists in transforming the distillate in liqueur by adding a simple syrup of water and sugar lowering the ABV to 32%.