Aperol is a lively drink that evokes the sociable Italian lifestyle, from pre-dinner conversation to an evening with friends and family in the piazza. An infusion of high-quality herbs and roots, together with orange peel and rhubarb, Aperol is the perfect apéritivo.
Aperol was launched in 1919 at the Padua International Fair. Created by the Barbieri brothers, Aperol soon became one of the Italians’ favourite liqueur. It is light on alcohol at only 111 per cent by volume, but has a rich, complex taste deriving from the infusion of a blend of high-quality herbs and roots. The original recipe has remained unchanged and a secret to this day. In the immediate post-war period and in later years, Aperol became popular all over Italy, particularly with young people, people with an active lifestyle and women.
Bright orange in color, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs (including rhubarb) and roots in perfect proportions. The bouquet is lightly alcoholic, zesting orange with appealing complex herbal scents harmonized with a touch of vanilla. Intense orange top with herbal and woody body notes pleasantly bittersweet and salty. The palate is velvety and rounded, with long-lasting orange and wood memories. Herbal long pleasant typical bitterness on the finish.