QUESTION OF NUMBERS … 10 dates for 10 unique references.
… three historical dates …
From the First World War onwards, the soldiers of Italy’s Armed Forces during the military period were warmed and heartened during the night watch by the Cordiale liqueur.
1945 ROSOLIO AMAMI
In the Second World War in Italy the “liqueur of waiting” was in use. The Rosolio, synonymous with hospitality, was often home-made and used for entertaining guests.
The Rosolio is sweet with low alcohol content. It was also used to celebrate the end of the World War.
It also appears in children’s literature in the book Pinocchio by Collodi. In the story, it was a sugared almond filled with Rosolio that the Fairy offered the naughty puppet when he was good.
1931 ASSENZIO PROIBITA
Absinthe is the liqueur of the Damned Poets. Produced at 90 per cent alcohol, it was tasted by burning a sugar cube on the glass. In 1931 it was prohibited by Fascism. Distilleria Zanin recovers this little piece of history, lowers its alcohol content to 40 per cent and calls it PROIBITA (prohibited) in homage to all the Red Cross workers who, during the war, “helped” the injured soldiers … Now, Zanin absinthe is lighter and unique in the world.
… three absolute innovations …
0512 LIQUORE ALL’ORTICA MARGOT
From the Distilleria Zanin research department comes Liquore all’Ortica, obtained intentionally from a poor grass. The date pays homage to the month and year of its creation: May 2012 … since the extraordinary fact is that the product was excellent even from its very first tasting!
1970 LIQUORE ALLA VIOLETTA
Always attentive to the market and sensitive to trends, we wanted, with this liqueur, to pay tribute to sweets flavoured with violet: the best-selling flavour of sweets in the world! The production of sweets flavoured with violet began precisely in 1970.
6996 LIQUORE CIOCCOLATO PEPERONCINO DANNATA
We seek sensuality and provocation with an unmistakeable flavour: chocolate combined with chili pepper. Such a special liqueur had to be combined with a number which, reflected on itself, composes an impossible 4 digit date. We had fun in daring … visualising with style and elegance the fantastic world of love.
… three classics of our production …
2012 NARCISO E VANITOSA
Two great classics to recall the timeless style of sophisticated drinking. The man Narciso stands alongside the woman Vanitosa, the Grappa Barricata stands alongside the Grappa Chinata: the couple par excellence. The date is intended to immortalise the initial idea that gave rise to the whole Amarcord Line project. In January 2012 came the idea, immediately approved by management, to combine a 40 per cent grappa with a flavoured 25 per cent grappa, thinking of the male and female palate.
1568 LIQUORE AL MIELE
Recalling Grandma’s old natural remedies, allowing ourselves to be guided by history, we have come up with a 25 per cent alcohol honey liqueur. It was very popular until the 1970s, then it disappeared to make way for energy drinks … I was born in those years, Marco S. creative manager for Distilleria Zanin, and the date 1568 represents the day (15) of the year ‘68 that is my birth date. I consider this date my signature on the project.
… the truly unique piece …
0075 LATTE DI SUOCERA
This is one of our historical products, one-off and original, 75 per cent proof, with inebriating power and unique flavour: 0075 because before the 75 per cent, there is nothing, represented by the double zero.