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Amer Picon (1L)

Amer Picon (1L)

Size: 1,0 l
(21.0% ABV)
24,94€
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  • BrandPicon
  • CategoryOther Spirits
  • CountryBelgium
  • Style Aperitif
  • Alcohol21.0%
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Your White Wines just got a new BFF.

Acquired by the Campari Group in 2022, Picon was invented in 1837 by Gaétan Picon, a French cavalry sergeant who was also an apprentice at the distilleries of Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, and Marseille. After serving in Algeria, he created the recipe for Picon, a flavored orange-based Bitter of a caramel hue that was traditionally enjoyed as an Aperitif and because it contains quinine, it was popular in Africa for warding off malaria. Today, it’s traditionally paired with Beer in the East and North of France. Picon actually went on to open a number of distilleries in Algeria, Constantine, Bône and Algiers. To this day, Picon is still one of the most popular Aperitifs in France.

The original Picon is crafted from a base of dried herbs and fresh oranges, which are dried and mixed with a base Spirit, gentian, and quinine. There are currently two versions of this bitter Liqueur available: one to be mixed with Wine and cocktails and the other to be mixed with Beer. Picon Amer will make your White Wines, Champagne, tonic, or mineral water shine even brighter.

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Your White Wines just got a new BFF.

Acquired by the Campari Group in 2022, Picon was invented in 1837 by Gaétan Picon, a French cavalry sergeant who was also an apprentice at the distilleries of Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, and Marseille. After serving in Algeria, he created the recipe for Picon, a flavored orange-based Bitter of a caramel hue that was traditionally enjoyed as an Aperitif and because it contains quinine, it was popular in Africa for warding off malaria. Today, it’s traditionally paired with Beer in the East and North of France. Picon actually went on to open a number of distilleries in Algeria, Constantine, Bône and Algiers. To this day, Picon is still one of the most popular Aperitifs in France.

The original Picon is crafted from a base of dried herbs and fresh oranges, which are dried and mixed with a base Spirit, gentian, and quinine. There are currently two versions of this bitter Liqueur available: one to be mixed with Wine and cocktails and the other to be mixed with Beer. Picon Amer will make your White Wines, Champagne, tonic, or mineral water shine even brighter.

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Zesty orange and quinine aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Bittersweet and slightly syrupy with bitter orange zest, quinine, orange juice, and even mocha coffee notes.

Finish
Long, lingering, and complex.