New York's First Amaro.
St. Agrestis Amaro was created in 2014 and has evolved into one of the leading American produced Amari.
Made differently than most, St. Agrestis Amaro contains twenty herbs, spices, flowers, roots, seeds and citrus that are individually macerated in cane distillate. Individual macerations allow us to taste and smell each herb as we extract so that we can hone in on perfect flavors and aromas, which are accomplished at different rates, depending on the botanical. Once all twenty tinctures are ready, they are blended together and aged in ex-bourbon barrels for sixteen weeks as a method to allow the flavors to integrate with each other while picking up hints of toasted vanilla from the oak.
St. Agrestis Amaro is intended to be spice driven, perfectly balanced amaro on its own, but has quite a bit of versatility in cocktails. Driven by cinnamon, clove and allspice at the forefront, St. Agrestis Amaro is marked by unparalleled freshness and intensity. As the spice subsides on the palate, it transitions into a cooling sensation from the spearmint and peppermint. On the finish, green savory notes compliment the nuanced sarsaparilla root – all in perfect harmony.
From being in countless MICHELIN-Starred restaurants to being served as the drink of choice at neighborhood bars, St. Agrestis Amaro keeps it simple – just pour it in a glass and enjoy.
"Perfectly bitter and balanced, and without a doubt my favorite of the newer brands.”
As a lover of Fernet Branca and Amaro Montenegro, a bartender told me I would love this St. Agrestis amaro and he was absolutely correct. Quite a bit different than old world amaros, this is a fresh and unique flavor profile, sweet but not too sweet, herbal but not too herbal. Perfect blend. Wish I could find it in stores here, but the fact that I keep paying to ship it upstate should tell you how good it is.
First tried St. Agrestis Amaro at a NYC bar and was blown away by the herbaceous tones, so much so that I ordered a bunch for my groomsmen at my wedding. This is a unique Amaro that is my go-to.
On my third bottle and have bought two for friends. This is my new favorite sipper. All you need is a glass. I am not a fan of ice. It has become a part of my summer gardening fun. I like to smoke a cigar and sip some Amaro while chilling in my garden.
Classic, complex, perfection - this amaro holds up to Montenegro, Nonino, and other popular options. I love the bottle and always get comments from friends who see it in my bar. So far, all St. Agrestis products I've tried are outstanding.
This amaro was the start of our amaro collection, but it still remains our favorite. We love mixing it with seltzer (specifically tangerine la croix) which makes it taste like an adult soda. It's the perfect beverage to drink all evening with a slightly lower alcohol content.