Liqueur - Herb

Cynar Artichoke Liqueur

From: Italy Liquor Review Category: Herb Liqueur

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98th Percentile
This score falls in the 98th percentile of all spirits in the Liqueur category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Cynar Artichoke liqueur was first launched from Italy in 1952 and is--for all we know--the one and only liqueur infused with artichokes in the whole wide world. It is made with 13 different herbs and plants but the primary (and most legendary) is the artichoke. It considers itself to be in the "bitters" category of liqueurs. One should pronounce the "C" in Cynar with a "ch" sound as in "chatter." The Italians would say, "chin - ARR."

Cynar was named Best Herbal Liqueur

in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (out of a field of 25 herbal liqueurs).

Probably the best recommendation we've seen for Cynar comes from the Accidental Hedonist when they said, "When walking through the liquor store, I had to have it, even if only for a conversation piece... I would have never thought that such a drink existed, let alone taste pretty good." What else can you say about liqueur made from artichokes? According to the comments over at the blog, it looks like bitter, dry liqueur in the style of Campari.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
jeanphilt jeanphilt (32) (2015-08-25)
Great bitter, I prefer Amaro Montenegro but they are quite different so both are useful. Only 20$ for 1L in Canada ... cheaper and less strong than Campari.
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Ackman Ackman (94) (2013-09-20)
Not that bitter, at least not like Campari. This is a nice exotic.
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mircomarco mircomarco (3) (2013-04-16)
Versatile bitter not too strong to be mixed such as campari or drank in a shot
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