This thick limoncello follows with the Meletti house style, which tends to be sweeter, lighter, and more candied than others. As with this lemony digestivo, newbies will find their Amaro, Sambuca, and Anisette more approachable and an easier entry into those respective categories. Though the flavor is sweet and texture is really thick — seriously, you could chew on it — it’s not cloying and the finish is very clean and pleasing. Also surprising, it’s not that strong in alcohol (30% / 60 proof) and so there’s no heat or “bite” to knock your socks off. That’s either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on where you intend to go with your drink. Maybe the best part of this product is the package; the bottle is tall, with a long, skinny neck, and the label is worthy of putting on your wall in poster size, looking like an old-fashioned spirits ad from the late 1800s / early 1900s. I would call the package “retro” if not for the fact that I think they simply haven’t changed it in a hundred years. Worth seeking.
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Disclosure: I used to work for the importer of this product, and tasted it free of charge.