Review: Amaro Del Piave (1970s)
Amaro Del Piave (1970s) - 30%
Tough to find much on this one so if you have any info please drop it in the comments. Landy Freres produced a wide variety of spirits (grappa, liqueurs, brandy, amaro) from the late 1800s until maybe around the 1990s? Based on bottles still in circulation, their height of production was probably the 1960s/1970s. The Piave is a river in northern Italy that begins in the Alps and runs toward Venice. North of Venice along the river is the Piave DOC wine region. According to Google translate, the tagline above the main label reads, "The Bitterness of Revenge."
Notes: Very herbaceous and honey driven on the nose. Touch of cola on the palate. Solid base distillate that carries the flavors and weight well. Medium levels of rooty bitterness. Light and active structure. Flavors are a little muddled/flabby and open up with dilution and the addition of other ingredients.
Score: 6 (Solid) I really like this as a lighter style amaro for spring and summer cocktailing. More likely to cocktail with it than reach for it as a sipper - incorporating this in a drink as I would Vecchio Amaro Del Capo or Montenegro.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour