Episode 6

Published on:

16th May 2020

Episode 6: Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro

Episode 6 features a bottle of Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro. It's 20% alcohol by volume, 40 proof. A smokey digestif. Imported from Italy to the USA. Made in the Trento region of northern Italy by Antica Erboristeria Cappalletti.

Enjoy this episode with a glass of Sfumato!

Sfumato doesn't have a stand alone brand website, but here's the distiller's official website: https://www.cappellettinovasalus.it

The US importer, Haus Alpenz has a nice listing with details in English: https://alpenz.com/product-sfumato.html

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1906 - Cappelletti is founded
  • 2017 - Sfumato is imported into the USA

Key Cocktails:

As an amaro, Sfumato is perfectly served neat, but it does add a great smokiness to cocktails.

Campfire Sour:

  • 1.5 oz. Sfumato
  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon (90-prof recommended)
  • .5 oz. Lemon juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Many more recipes can be found here: Recipes


BooK: Amaro - The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs by Brad Thomas Parsons

Chicago Tribune Story on Sfumato

Brief Punch article on Sfumato

The Fireside where I first tried Sfumato

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
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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!

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