Bràulio Amaro Alpino 700ml
Country of origin: Italy Alcohol content: 21% Alcohol by Volume
Bràulio is an amaro made in the true alpine style from a venerated estate begun by Francesco Peloni in the 19th century. While Francesco originally foraged local botanicals by hand, the area around Bormio is now a protected natural park and foraging is forbidden; but Bràulio is still made with whole botanicals that are crushed on-site, no extracts or milled powders are used.
The botanical mix is macerated in alcohol and the resulting infusion is combined with water, sugar, and caramelised sugar for complexity and colour. The liqueur is then aged for a minimum of 15 months in Slavonian oak casks of varying size in the Peloni family cellars, comprised of medieval tunnels lying beneath Bormio.
Braulio is foresty, herbaceous, and piney, with a floral character and a distinct menthol note. Intense concentration with a touch of medicinal spice that speaks to the original purposes of these ancient potions. Very refreshing, with a pungent bitterness. Light brown with a floral and minty nose followed by a rich palate of liquorice, citrus, and spice. Lovely bittersweet finish, classic alpine amaro.
Enjoy over ice or even warm, or in a modern cocktail like the Alpine Pass, Boulevardier, or added to a Bramble.
140 years of history.
Amaro Bràulio was born in Bormio 140 years ago.
Now as then, it is made with care and dedication using selected mountain herbs, for a strong, unique flavour – like the Valtellina itself.
The Bràulio story starts in the Nineteenth century, in the pharmacy of Doctor Giuseppe Peloni, a great connoisseur of aromatic plants and herbs.
His son Francesco, who ran the pharmacy after him, inherited this passion and made numerous experiments in herbal infusions and beverages.
So it was that one day he invented Amaro Bràulio, without ever revealing to anyone which plants he used and in which proportions, except to his son Attilio, who published a booklet in 1936 with the emblematic title “In herbis salus”, which however only partly divulged the secret recipe.
Today, visitors to the Peloni family archives can view the historic collection of plants and herbs, in the botanical tables from the start of the last century, saved and restored by Egidio Tarantola Peloni, the present generation of the Peloni family.