Episode 98

Published on:

15th Apr 2022

Episode 98: Liquore Strega

Episode 98 features Liquore Strega. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for $36.

Enjoy this episode with pour of Strega chilled.

The official website for Strega: https://www.strega.it/en/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1200s - Legend says witches gathered in Benevento, Italy
  • 1860 - Strega is founded by Giuseppe Alberti
  • 1894 - Giuseppe Alberti dies, leaving the distillery to his four sons
  • 1900s - The brand invests in advertisings
  • 1947 - The Premio Strega, or Strega Prize, is created by Guido Alberti
  • 1998 - Strega gets into the confections business, with candies that feature Strega
  • Today - The fifth generation of the Alberti family is still running the company

Key Cocktails:

Strega is a digestif, or after drinker drink, but mixes well with certain drinks. Try the Strega Tonic:

1 oz. Strega

1 oz. Gin

4 oz. tonic water

Serve over ice


The Spruce Eats Article on Strega

Wikipedia Article on Strega

Diffords Guide Listing of Strega

Punch Drink Article on Strega

YouTube Brand Commercial

YouTube Video of Distillery Tour with Vintage Advertising Shown

YouTube Overview - Fast Paced, and in Italian

YouTube Candy Making Overview

Wikipedia Article on the Witches of Benevento

Atlas Obscura Article on Why Witches Ride Brooms

Contact Information:

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About the Podcast

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.