DISARONNO RISERVA luxury limited edition liqueur

DISARONNO RISERVA new luxury limited edition Italian liqueur
A new luxury limited edition liqueur, which combines the signature notes of Disaronno with a bespoke blend of Scottish malt whisky.

Disaronno Reserva a new limited edition luxury liqueur
Disaronno Reserva a new limited edition luxury liqueur

With the air changing and thoughts of Christmas starting to emerge it was a perfect time to head off to Fortnum & Mason, a quintessentially English luxury store that feels like it’s Christmas all the year round. Gentlemans Butler had been invited by Disaronno to celebrate the launch of their Disaronno Riserva.

Beautiful cakes being served in the Drawing Room at Fortnum & Mason in London for the Disaronno Reserva launch
Beautiful cakes being sefved in the Drawing Room at Fortnum & Mason in London for the Disaronno Reserva launch

I say Christmas in conjunction with Disaronno as I always think of marzipan, which to me says Christmas, and after the presentation when we were chatting and talking about the perfect time to drink it, I thought with friends in the Italian Dolomites, in a ski chalet far from the crowds, having had a large Italian meal, and all there was to do was relax, sit back in front on a roaring fire, drink, savour and enjoy.

Disaronno being served at Fortnum & Mason
Disaronno being served at Fortnum & Mason

Disaronno, the world’s favourite Italian liqueur, presents a very exclusive addition to its portfolio, Disaronno Riserva; a unique blend of Scottish whisky and Disaronno – aged in Marsala barrels from the Cantine Florio in Marsala, Sicily.

Produced by Augusto Reina, CEO of Illva Saronno, Disaronno Riserva is the result of an innovative and exciting idea created from a very unique combination; blended scotch whisky made from a select mix of different malts, and the aromatic notes of Disaronno; almond, toasted hazelnut and burnt honey.

Disaronno Reserva launch - Luxury limited edition liqueur
Disaronno Reserva launch – Luxury limited edition liqueur

The journey began in Speyside in the Scottish Highlands, known for producing Scotland’s lightest, sweetest single malts, where Mr Reina hand selected the perfect blend of whiskys to complement the exquisite flavours of Disaronno. On route back to Italy, the liqueur passes through Saronno, where the historical headquarters of Illva Saronno lie and Disaronno is produced. The final destination is the Cantine Florio winery; Sicily’s oldest and most beautiful winery, where the Riserva is then aged in old wooden Marsala casks dating back to 1938.

The result is an initially sweet touch of spice softened by light hints of vanilla-almond, with luscious fruity overtones and a finish that is peppery, recalling dried fruit with a touch of intriguing Madeira. It is perfect served neat, or on the rocks.

Disaronno cocktails being served at Fortnum & Mason
Disaronno cocktails being served at Fortnum & Mason

The Disaronno Riserva packaging takes inspiration from the iconic Disaronno bottle, but with a cleaner and more refined outline, and comes packaged in a beautiful sleek black wooden case. Only 10,000 bottles will be produced worldwide, and will be available from a selection of handpicked luxury retailers across the globe at an RRP of £250; definitely one for the connoisseurs.

Disaronno - It looks like The Butler approves
Disaronno – It looks like The Butler approves

Augusto Reina, CEO of Illva comments “I am honoured to present Disaronno Riserva 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.”
Its one of those drinks people ask for by name in bars.
Its perfect to drink with friends after dinner and let the conversation flow..

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