Luxardo fine liqueurs are made in the Veneto region of Italy, in Padova, near Venice. Established nearly 200 years ago, the company is still owned and managed by the founding family. Luxardo was founded in 1821 in Zara, a port city on the Dalmatian coast (now part of Croatia), which for over six centuries was an integral part of the Republic of Venice. In 1817, Girolamo Luxardo from Genoa moved to Zara with his family. It was customary at the time for people to make liqueurs at home and Girolamo’s wife Maria Canevari was no exception. She dedicated herself to creating a delicious rosolio maraschino, a traditional Dalmatian liqueur often made in convents. Hers was of such high quality that it caught the attention of connoisseurs. Her husband Girolamo founded a distillery in 1821 to produce Luxardo Maraschino. After eight years perfecting the product, he won an exclusive and much prized acknowledgment of the superior quality of the Luxardo liqueur from the Emperor of Austria. Today, many members of the sixth generation of the Luxardo family are active in the company, lead by Franco Luxardo. Guido Luxardo is the creative director in charge of research and development.
Clear, deep scarlet red in colour. The bouquet shows pungent cherry – almond stone and jammy fruit with underlying gin. Superbly balanced. Tart lightly tannic cherry and dry gin botanicals are lifted by sweet jammy fruit and delicate almond with invigorating peppery and cardamom spice. Long, with a fruity spicy finish.