Galliano

Quick Sips: Galliano is a traditional Italian herbed liqueur. It’s kind of like an Amaro, but much, much sweeter. The bouquet, taste, and finish are all vanilla, all the time. And some sugar. Beneath that all, there is anise, mint, lavender, and cinnamon.

Applications: In Italy, Galliano is primarily consumed in apertivo like Spritzes and Negroni riffs. It is also an essential ingredient in fern bar classics like the Harvey Wallbanger and the Golden Cadillac. The photo-tiki movement is now giving new life to the liqueur which provides a key taste of vanilla to the genre.

Backstory: As the ad campaign is eager to point out, Galliano is as Italian as they come. In 1896 Arturo Vaccari of Livorno, Tuscany created the first batch. He named his creation after Giuseppe Galliano, hero of the First Italo-Ethiopian War. The liqueur has enjoyed a roller coaster of popularity since with peaks during the Fern Bar era of the 1970’s as well as a recent revival.

Galliano is now part of the Lucas Bols portfolio.

Production Notes: Galliano’s production is pretty straightforward, produced with the classic Italian liqueur technique. That is to say that neutral grain alcohols are infused with a variety of herbs, spices, and aromatics.

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