We, at everyday drinkers, have a special place in our hearts for Averna branded beverages, mostly in the realm of after dinner drinks. I’ve found their Sambuca styles to be top shelf and their Limoni Di Sicilia to be every so perfectly sweet and real it’s hard to put them in the same category as other contenders. They definitely take it to a higher art form than most and it seems the rewards are in the works.
Oh yeah, and San Francisco is a great place to visit as well, and close to Wine Country, I highly suggest the trip!
Traditional Averna, New Averna Products Win Across the Board At
International Spirits Contest
New York, NY, March 20, 2008 – Averna’s after-dinner drinks, or digestivos, were winners in every category entered at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The traditional favorite, Averna Amaro (www.avernausa.com), was presented a Gold Medal while new releases Averna Sambuca got Double Gold, Averna Sambuca Licorice Silver, and Averna Limoni Bronze. The judging for this year’s competition was completed on March 16th.
“We are thrilled that all of Averna’s spirits scored so highly at this very important competition,” said Paolo Domeneghetti, founder and CEO of DSWE (www.domaineselect.com), importer for Averna. “The awards that Averna received are a testament to the wonderful products, and we are especially proud that they were recognized by such an influential panel of judges.” The digestivos were all given high marks of distinction by many of America’s leading spirits experts including Anthony Dias Blue, Dale DeGroff, David Wondrich and many other renowned spirits aficionados.
“The Sambucas and Limoni represent Averna’s first-ever line extension,” added
Mr. Domeneghetti. “The winning scores across the board demonstrate the top quality that goes into every bottle, and we are excited to see such a promising future for these fine products.”
About the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. Founded in 2000 by Anthony Dias Blue, the founder and editor in chief of Patterson’s The Tasting Panel and Carol Siebert, the Managing Director of the San Francisco Wine Competition, the Spirits Competition continues to grow each year in entrants as well as stature and integrity within the industry.
Averna (www.averna.it), Italy’s favorite Amaro and the first licensed spirit in Sicily, is distilled from an all-natural blend of herbs, dried flowers, spices and licorice. The recipe for Averna is a closely guarded secret of Fratelli Averna S.p.A., a fourth-generation family-run company based in Caltanissetta, Sicily. Traditionally a soothing after-dinner drink, or digestive, known for its distinctively delicious bitter sweet taste profile, Averna is now being discovered by bartenders and cocktail lovers as a versatile mixer for a variety of drink recipes. In 2008, Averna released it’s first-ever line extension in the brand’s 140-year-history with the introduction of Sambuca’s and their own Limoni. Focusing on evolving the Aperitivo and after-dinner drink experience, Averna introduced three Sambucas — traditional, licorice and citrus — and Averna’s very own Limoni, a lemon juice-distilled liqueur.