Liqueur - Herb

Campari Bitter Liqueur

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    596 / 766
    Rabble Rating
    4.1 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $25
    Proof
    48.0
    0-10 miles

Rating Description

94th Percentile
This score falls in the 94th percentile of all spirits in the Liqueur category and is an example of the very best in its class.

Proof66 Notes

The brilliantly scarlet Campari liqueur is one of the most famous bitter liqueurs in the world. It is the quintessential astringent (that is, the opposite of sweet) liqueur. It was first made in 1860 by Gaspare Campari, where his liqueur Bitter Ulo Olanda became popular as an aperitif. Over the decades it has enjoyed constant popularity both on its own and a key ingredient in many different cocktails.

There is a fine tradition of commercial artwork behind Campari that makes for an invigorating website visit.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

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StanMemTn StanMemTn (85) (2014-06-21)
As described below, a wonderfully bitter liqueur. Complexity and balance are what's found here. The backbone of a Negroni which might be the most balanced cocktail ever.
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Allan Allan (122) (2014-05-31)
OK so everyone already knows it is bitter so we can go on to what it does best. Adds complexity to cocktails. Balances out most drinks. If you are one of those people that can't stand an overly sweet drink; or likes a bit of a challenge this is a must! Anything with gin; try it with club soda, or sneak it into a tequila drink. This stuff is surprisingly versital!
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Ackman Ackman (57) (2013-09-20)
"Grab your flippers and spread your grippers!" Sweet when first sipped, but then the screw face bitterness hits you. The carmine red is a nice touch. It looks really good just sitting there all by itself, and that would make it a "Looking at" liqueur.
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mircomarco mircomarco (3) (2013-04-16)

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bearmark bearmark (22) (2012-07-30)
The taste reminds me of cherry Sucrets from my childhood. Its a good mixer in a few drinks, but not near as versatile as Aperol. I probably wont buy any more of this.
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Irishman Irishman (253) (2010-05-04)
This Campari Bitter Liqueur is exactly that - bitter!! It has a little bit of sweetness to it on the front end and then get ready to grab your ankles on the finish! :) It's a quality finish, but it definitely grabs your tonsils on the way down!
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Phizbin Phizbin (188) (2010-04-28)
Whoa! This is some interesting stuff! It says it right on the label: BITTER liqueur. Is it ever bitter. It is exactly, cherry candy sweet on the front part of your mouth. Yum! Then you swallow it. And it curdles up the sides of your tongue like pickle juice (except it's herbal and doesn't taste like pickle). This stuff would dry up any drink in a snap. I think it's something your bar should have. Think you're a man taking a shot of jagger? Take a shot of this stuff... that'll put hair on your chest.
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