amaro parthenope It’s an Italian herbal liquor. The taste is full and round, a pleasing balance between bitter and sweet. The amount of sugar needed to balance the bitterness gives a viscous mouth feel common to amari. It’s difficult to extract single flavor compounds giving what’s going on, but lavender,rose and juniper come to mind. At 29 percent alcohol by volume, there’s no burn to speak of. It’s smooth and interesting,something different perfect neat or over ice.