Pronunciation: 'MEL- ET-TY ARNY -SET-AR'
Region: Le Marche
For over 140 years, the Meletti family have been producing their famous Anisetta liqueur from their own distillate and locally grown star anise. Ascoli Piceno’s combo of Mediterranean climate and clayey soil are perfect for growing fine spices, and the anise has been part of the scenery for centuries. The family use much the same methods as were originally practiced, meaning a liqueur that is far from a mass produced product. Each of the elements are of the highest quality, and the family themselves are a pleasure to deal with. These are timeless, and find many uses in recipes and cocktails, as well as behind a bar.
Anisette is a clear, liquorice flavoured liquore with a rich, warming taste. The very special flavour of Meletti Anisette is a result of slow evaporative distillation and the quality of the anise that is grown in the clay soil near Ascoli Piceno. This liqueur is a delightful enhancement to espresso or by itself as an after dinner drink.
Alcohol (%): 34%