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Review: Borsci (1970s)

Borsci (1970s) - 45%

From The Big Book of Amaro: The Borsci family, originally from the Caucasus, moved from Albania to Puglia during the Middle Ages, following their national hero Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg. In 1840, Giuseppe Borsci, reworking an ancient recipe that belonged to his ancestors, created the Borsci Elisir San Marzano... It represents the oldest liqueur of southern Italy still on the market today.

Most of the Borsci ads pair the spirit with dessert items from candies to ice cream.


Notes: Nose is bourbon-y with vanilla, caramel, and oak. Palate does more of the same with the addition of some floral top-notes and a touch citrus-mid. Finish delivers some light oak tannins.

Score: 5 (Acceptable) I can see how this could sing in the right cocktail build or with a smart pairing. I suppose there's a reason it was advertised with dessert. On its own, thought, it struggles a bit to engage.


Rating System

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

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