Brucato Orchards Amaro
Brucato was founded by Sierra and James Clark. Sierra comes to the endeavor with a background in food and drink writing and academia — she holds a PhD in Food Studies, focusing her studies on spirits. They have built the recipes carefully, starting with 200 individual infusions of fruits, herbs, and spices, sourced from small farms or foraged where possible. They are deeply involved in all steps of the process, down to hand-peeling citrus and applying neck labels by hand.
California’s orchards stretch from the Central Valley to the Coastal Range. Rolling hills line fertile valleys of apricot, walnut, and almond trees. In the springtime, the orchards turn white with blossoms, and in summer they lie heavy with fruit.
Brucato Orchards’ dominant ingredients are apricots, walnuts, meyer lemon, orange, and cinnamon.The result is a lightly bitter liqueur with notes of juicy apricot and candied orange flavors, followed by notes of warm spices and walnuts. Bottled at 23.3% abv.