30% ABV / 500mL
Founded and run by an ex-environmental scientist, Autonomy Distillery is a new venture with a ton of drive to do things a little differently. As you’d expect, sustainability sits at the core of their beliefs. Based in Melbourne, they source empty bottles from a network of bars, clean 'em up and re-use 'em to bottle their products. In many ways, they're passionate about the same things that we are.
Amaro means ‘bitter’ in Italian. That’s a bit of a misnomer for many of the drinks in the Amaro category, since many are also sweet enough to be pleasant on their own. The Native Australian Amaro is no different. It’s made from citrus rinds left over from a local juicing factory, as well as a macerated concoction of indigenous herbs and spices. The result is a drink that tastes a lot like ‘liquid Aussie bush’.
We love supporting innovative and daring new products, so we're thrilled to be one of the first places you can get your hands on Autonomy Distillery's first release.
OK, take a deep breath. One faint whiff of this Amaro and you're transported to the bush. Gum nuts and grasslands. River reeds and dry woodlands. Campfires and citronella lamps. It's bitter-sweet and thick on the palate. The native botanicals play on the tongue for a long trailing finish.
- Neat. Ice optional. Garnish with an orange twist.
- Paper Plane. Add 20ml Native Australian Amaro, 20ml bourbon whisky, 20ml Aperol and 20ml lemon juice to a shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into your favourite glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
- Fusion Americano. Fill an old fashioned glass with ice. Add 30ml Native Australian Amaro and 30ml sweet vermouth. Top up with soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Autonomy Distillery - Native Amaro
This is a beautifully unique Australian product, obviously made with passion. This drink combines the enticing bitterness of classic Italian digestives, with some bold Antipodean flavours! Highly recommended.
Compared to Sicilian Amara I have tasted, Native Amaro is authentic in taste and aroma. A high quality product and would recommend to anyone who likes Amara. Also its locally made and produced, what more would you want.