Sips, Suds, & Smokes

Born in the USA

September 6, 2019

Born in the USA

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Co hosts : Good ol Boy Sparky, Good ol Boy Kendall, Good ol Gal Cary Ann, Good ol Boy Dave, and Good ol Gal Julieanna

SIPS  Episode – ‘Merica and Amaro, yeah this not something normally, all the way around, including the casting for this episode. We look at contributions in the USA to creating Amaro. The fake Italian accents were kept to a minimum, you’re welcome. Lots of spice going on during this episode. Sip. Learn. Laugh. We taste and discuss the following Amaro: 

Letherbee Fernet – 35% ABV Letherbee Distillers Chicago, Illinois.  SIPS – 4


Tattersall Amaro – 30% ABV Tattersall Distilling Minneapolis, MN SIPS- 1


Cinque Apertivo – 15% ABV Don Ciccio and Figli Washington, DC SIPS-4


Amaro Delle Sirene – 29% ABV Don Ciccio and Figli Washington, DC SIPS-5


Lockhouse Amaro digestif – 32% Lockhouse Distillery Buffalo NY SIPS -3


Grand Poppy Amaro Bitter liqueur – 20% ABV Greenbar Distillery Los Angeles CA  SIPS-4


Breckenridge Bitter -36% ABV Breckenridge Distillery Breckenridge, CO SIPS- 2


Amaro Aplomado – 32% ABV Falcon Spirits Distillery Richmond CA SIPS- 5


Southern Amaro Liqueur 30% ABV High Wire Distilling Co. Charleston SC SIPS-2


Balsam American Amaro 44% ABV Produced and bottled by Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Glenshaw PA for Balsam Spirits LLC  SIPS- 3 for everyone but Julie and Kendall who rated it a 4
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