Italy is well known for more than just its wines, as the country also produces a plethora of spirits that range from grappa to amaros (bitters) and limoncello.
About Italian Spirits
Grappa is distilled from grape pomace and is made in Northern Italy from a variety of different grapes. Many brands are famous for their unique and elegant, slim-necked bottles. Amaros are made from everything from a mix of herbs to nuts and fruits. Italy also produces a number of bitter orange liqueurs that are consumed on their own, on the rocks, or with seltzer as an apertitivo before meals. Limoncello is made from the lush, pendulous lemons found along the Southern Amalfi Coast. Marsala is a fortified wine made in Sicily that comes in several colors, sugar levels, and age statements.