Disaronno's sense of effortless, sociable style and Italian chic make it an ideal liqueur for any occasion. The original amaretto since 1525 Disaronno's warm, sophisticated taste has a lineage dating back to one of the most romantic periods in Italian history - the Renaissance.
In 1525, the artist Bernardino Luini - a student of the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art - was commissioned to paint a fresco of the Madonna in Saronno, Italy. Legend has it that Bernardino and his muse (a beautiful innkeeper) fell deeply in love - culminating in the young widow creating a sweet tasting liqueur in honour of her lover. This gift was the first bottle of Disaronno, its name derived from the phrase 'di Saronno' - meaning of, or from, Saronno.
It was Domenico Reina who created the Disaronno 'Originale' recipe, based on the innkeeper's elixir, towards the end of the 18th century. The secret blend of herbs and fruits, steeped in apricot kernel oil, used to create Disaronno has been a closely guarded Reina family secret ever since.
As well as its unmistakeable flavour of marzipan and honey - unchanged since 1525 - Disaronno is also known for its distinctively shaped bottle. Over the years the bottle has evolved into its current form with its unique square shape and bevelled, hand-crafted glass design now recognised as a modern classic. Disaronno is produced with only carefully selected ingredients such as the pure essence of 17 selected herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil. Disaronno is characterised by an unmistakable amber colour due to caramelised sugar: no additives are used - this has not changed since 1525.
Disaronno is produced with only carefully selected ingredients such as the pure essence of 17 selected herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil.
Appearance: Rich warm amber, autumnal gold, deep gold, topaz.
Nose: Marzipan, sweet, almonds, honey, bakewell tart, aromatic.
Taste: Marzipan, thick fiery sweet, Amaretto biscuits, honey, good length, harmonious