Skip to product information
1 of 1

Luxardo Maraschino 70cl

Luxardo Maraschino 70cl

Regular price £34.99
Regular price Sale price £34.99
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Luxardo Maraschino: A Luxurious Taste of Italian Tradition 

Luxardo Maraschino is a jewel in the crown of Italian liqueurs. Steeped in history and boasting a unique flavour profile, this maraschino liqueur has charmed palates for centuries. Here at The General Wine, we delve into the world of Luxardo Maraschino, exploring its rich heritage, decadent taste, and delightful serving suggestions.

A Legacy of Liqueur Crafting: The Luxardo Story

The story of Luxardo Maraschino begins in 1821 with Girolamo Luxardo, a visionary entrepreneur in Zara, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Zadar, Croatia). Luxardo, recognising the potential of the local Marasca cherry, a small, intensely flavoured varietal, embarked on a mission to create a liqueur unlike any other.

Luxardo's secret formula, still closely guarded by the family today, involves meticulous processes. The Marasca cherries are steeped in alcohol for up to three years, extracting their essence. This infusion, along with the cherries themselves, undergoes distillation in traditional copper pot stills. Only the purest "heart" of the distillate is selected, ensuring a smooth and balanced spirit. Finally, the distillate is aged in ash-wood vats and blended with a simple sugar syrup, resulting in the final product – Luxardo Maraschino.

Unveiling the Allure: A Tasting Journey of Luxardo Maraschino

Luxardo Maraschino boasts a captivating visual appeal. The crystal-clear spirit is bottled in the iconic tall green bottle with a red cap, a design that harks back to the liqueur's origins. The traditional straw netting around the bottle, once used for protection during transport, adds a touch of elegance.

But it's the aroma and flavour that truly captivate the senses. On the nose, Luxardo Maraschino offers a delightful symphony of aromas. The dominant note is, of course, the Marasca cherry, with its intense sweetness and hints of almond. But beneath this lies a surprising complexity. Subtle hints of roasted nuts, vanilla, and even a touch of orange marmalade peek through, adding depth and intrigue.

The first sip of Luxardo Maraschino is a revelation. The liqueur is surprisingly smooth, despite its 32% ABV. The sweetness is balanced by a touch of sharpness, creating a lively and refreshing character. The flavour profile mirrors the aroma, with the Marasca cherry taking centre stage, complemented by subtle hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of citrus zest. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a pleasant warmth and a lasting impression of sophistication.

Beyond the Classic: Serving Suggestions for Luxardo Maraschino

Luxardo Maraschino's versatility makes it a perfect addition to any well-stocked bar. Here are some delightful ways to enjoy this Italian treasure:

  • Neat or on the Rocks: For the purist, Luxardo Maraschino is best enjoyed neat, allowing its full flavour profile to shine. A splash of ice can help open up the aromas and create a slightly more refreshing drink.
  • Classic Cocktails: Luxardo Maraschino features in numerous classic cocktails, adding a touch of sweetness and cherry complexity. Try it in a refreshing Aviation cocktail, a luxurious Black Manhattan, or a delightful Luxardo Sour.
  • Culinary Delights: Luxardo Maraschino's applications extend beyond the cocktail shaker. A drizzle over vanilla ice cream or a fruit salad adds a touch of elegance. For a sophisticated twist, incorporate it into glazes for roasted meats or poultry.

In Conclusion: A Timeless Expression of Italian Liqueur Craftsmanship

Luxardo Maraschino is more than just a liqueur; it's a testament to heritage, meticulous craftsmanship, and a dedication to quality.  With its captivating aroma, smooth taste, and surprising complexity, Luxardo Maraschino offers a luxurious drinking experience.  Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or incorporated into classic cocktails and desserts, Luxardo Maraschino elevates any occasion.

The General Wine: Your Gateway to Luxardo Maraschino

At The General Wine, we are proud to offer Luxardo Maraschino, a true icon of the liqueur world.  Explore our website or visit our store to discover this exceptional spirit and embark on your own taste journey with Luxardo Maraschino.


View full details