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.
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.
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.
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.”