Episode 52

Published on:

30th Apr 2021

Episode 52: Galliano

Episode 52 features Galliano, the bright yellow Italian liqueur in the distinctively tall bottle. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 42.3% ABV, or 84.6 proof.

Enjoy this episode with a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail!

Galliano's official website: https://www.galliano.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1895 - Giuseppe Galliano becomes a war hero
  • 1896 - Arturo Vaccari invents the liqueur in honor of Giuseppe Galliano
  • 1952 - The "Duke's Screwdriver" cocktail is invented, to be later renamed the Harvey Wallbanger
  • 1969 - George Bednar, marketing director for Galliano's US importer, hires Bill Young to create the Harvey Wallbanger cartoon mascot
  • 1970s - Galliano becomes the best selling liqueur in the USA, selling half a million cases
  • 1989 - Remy Cointreau acquires the brand, changing the recipe and renaming it "Galliano Vanilla Liqueur"
  • 2006- Lucas Bols buys the brand, changing the recipe back to what is billed as the original

Key Cocktails:

Galliano is forever associated with one cocktail, the Harvey Wallbanger, but can work in many more sophisticated cocktails.

The Harvey Wallbanger:

  • 6 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Galliano

Mix Orange Juice and Vodka over ice in the serving glass, a Collins works well. Top with a splash of Galliano and serve.


Wikipedia Article on Galliano

The Spruce Eats Article on Galliano

Saveur Article on the Harvey Wallbanger

Town & Country Article on the Harvey Wallbanger

Wikipedia Article on the Harvey Wallbanger

Wine Enthusiast Article on the Harvey Wallbanger

Bill Young Obituary - Creator of the Harvey Wallbanger Mascot Cartoon

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.