Made from over 70 different barks and herbs, it was first produced in Benevento, central Italy and is steeped in history where it is told that the drink was first made by beautiful female sprites and used their new potion to cast spells on lovesick humans, therby giving its name, Strega, meaning witch.
It dates back to the 1860's and continues to have a romantic association where legend has it that couples who drink it together will remain united in love forever.
A perfectly natural product, it obtains its typical yellow colour from the saffron added to the alcoholic infusion; then a long fermentation in oak vats concurs to the perfect balance of the aromas and contributes to the characteristic fine, smooth and soft taste.
Excellent after a meal, it expresses its versatility in the most varied manners hence assuring an indisputable satisfaction whether sipping it dry, with ice or iced.
Both the taste and the warm solar colour become the inseparable companions of long-drinks and cocktails.
- Strega the very best of Liquores - Review by Lia Voltan, S Wales