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Amer Picon Aperitif

From: France Liquor Review Category: Herb Liqueur

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  • Proof66 Rating : Unrated
    Rabble Rating : 5.0 / 5.0
    Owner: Diageo
    ABV: 21.0% Proof: 42.0
    Price (USD) : $26
    Age: N/A

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According to a fascinating write-up by Professor Cocktail, it was established in 1837 as a French version of a bitters or Italian amaro style liqueur. It is named for Gaetan Picon and infused with orange peel, gentian root, and quinquina. It is generally regarded as difficult to impossible to find.

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Picon Amer - along with the rest of the offerings from Picon - is sadly unavailable in the US, but is definitely available in Europe.
Picon's Amer product is an apéritif made from neutral spirit that is infused with orange peel, gentian root, and quinine. While Picon Amer is usually associated with France, it is actually produced in Belgium and is owned by Diageo. Marblehead handles distribution, sales, etc for the UK market.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
StevenSauce StevenSauce (69)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-05-11)
4.7 stars This is a great/better alternative to angostura bitters in an old fashioned. Its less gentian and more quinine bitterness, nice orange flavor and the caramel gives it some depth. Its too intense to drink on its own but add it to whisky or gin and you have a delicious drink.
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