Disaronno has launched a new liqueur called Disaronno Riserva, a blend of its original amaretto liqueur and blended scotch whisky.
Parent company Illva Saronno's CEO Augusto Reina went to Scotland to pick the malts used in the final liqueur. The whiskey base in the product is made from a blend of malts from the Highlands and Speyside, picked for their 'light and sweet' qualities.
It's then sent to Saronno, where the original liqueur is produced, for blending. Then this well-travelled liquid is off to Sicily, to the Cantine Florio winery, where it is aged in 1938 Marsala French oak casks for around 12 years. It ends up clocking in at 40% abv.
Reina said: 'It's a product that is deeply rooted in the company’s ethos; research and innovation have always been the guiding principles in managing the family business, and it is these exact values that have made this new product truly unique. To make the product distinctive I decided to focus on how, and where it was created; being aged in the oak barrels Cantine Florio, brings it all back to the long standing history of the company. It has all come full circle.'
Riserva's packaging is a bit different from the original one, with a smooth bottle and smaller label. There are only 10,000 bottles up for grabs, at £250 RRP each.