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J. Rieger & Co. Caffè Amaro Liqueur
This product is available in: DC Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof62 (31% ABV)
This product is available in: DC Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About J. Rieger & Co. Caffè Amaro LiqueurJ. Rieger & Co. Caffè Amaro is more than just an "amaro" (bitter) liqueur. Amari are typically bitter and herbal with a touch of sweetness. This expression, however, was crafted in collaboration with Kansas City-based coffee roasters Thou Mayest. Throughout the production process, the expression is transferred from different barrels and tanks no less than 10 times. Botanicals are first steeped in corn spirit, creating the base for the liqueur. Then, a batch of coffee is made from single-origin coffee and blended into the base, which then goes into ex-bourbon casks. Cane syrup is added before bottling, adding a touch of sweetness to the bitter botanical base. The rich and bittersweet liqueur is bottled at 62 proof and makes for a delicious cocktail ingredient or a digestif.
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About J. Rieger & Co.J. Rieger & Co. was a prominent Kansas City, Missouri distillery and the largest mail-order whiskey producer in the US before Prohibition. It was founded by Jacob Rieger, an Austrian immigrant. After opening a grocery store in Kansas City, Rieger quickly turned to making spirits. The company was founded in 1887 and around the turn of the century had a customer base of over 250,000, selling whiskey, gin, rum, and bitters via mail. The company continued to thrive under Rieger's son Alexander but was forced to shut down when Prohibition began. The Rieger family transitioned into banking, while the J. Rieger & Co. building was turned into a parking lot.
In 2010, Ryan Maybee started playing with the idea to revive the historic distillery. Maybee was a Kansas City bartender who opened a bar at the former Rieger Hotel building. He teamed up with Chef Howard Hanna, adding a restaurant to the business. Andy Rieger, at the time the only remaining Rieger from the same bloodline, came to congratulate Maybee on opening night, and Maybee suggested that the distillery be brought back. The two secured the original trademark and set the plan in motion. In 2014 they were joined by the legendary Dave Pickerell, who helped them with the re-launch. Fittingly, the revived company's first product was a whiskey.
Soon after, Head Distiller Nathan Perry joined the team, studying under the mentorship of Pickerell. Their 750-gallon copper Vendome still came online in 2015 and their lineup started expanding with a wheat vodka, gin, and amaro. Today, they distill 1,200 barrels of rye and bourbon each year and the first 5-year-old whiskeys came of age in 2021. J. Rieger & Co. is the first legal Kansas City distillery since Prohibition.
This typical aperitif has its origins in 13th century Italy where it was used for medicinal purposes. The liqueur is produced worldwide and can have all sorts of flavor profiles, from fruit, spices, nuts, and even cream, and has a low proof of 15 to 30% ABV.
Liqueur can be enjoyed in many different fashions, from drinking neat, in cocktails, served with coffee, or even used for cooking.