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Episode 77: Licor 43
Episode 775th November 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 77 features Licor 43, Cuarenta Y Tres, a Spanish liqueur. (Why this wasn't episode 43, I don't know, I missed it!) Bottled in 750ml at 31% ABV, or 62 proof, it retails for about $25.

Enjoy this episode with Licor 43 neat, or with espresso.

Licor 43's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 209 BC - The Roman's conquer a part of southern Spain and encounter "Liqvor Mirabilis" that Licor 43 is said to be based on
  • 1946 - The Zamora family begin bottling Licor 43 themselves
  • 1950s & 60s - Advertising is used to cement the brands position in the Spanish market
  • 1970s - Exports to other parts of Europe and the Americas begin
  • 1980s - The brand builds a sailing ship to sail around the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn
  • 2011 - Licor 43 is recognized as the fastest growing premium liqueur in its category
  • 2010s - Investments are made to double production capacity
  • 2015 - New bottle is designed
  • 2016 - Brand extension comes
  • 2020 - Ready-to-Drink (RTD) products featuring Licor 43 are introduced

Key Cocktails:

Licor 43 has many key cocktails and their own glasses - visit their website for more.

The Carajillo is so popular, it's sold as an RTD bottle. But you can easily make your own, here's how:

  • 1 Part Licor 43
  • 1 Shot of Espresso
  • Ice

Pour the Licor 43 over ice, top with the hot shot of Espresso. Enjoy!


Zamora Company Website Review

The Spruce Eats Article on Licor 43

Difford's Guide Listing

YouTube - Licor 43's Journey

YouTube - Experiencia 43

Press Mention Showing Historic Bottles

Golden Visas In Spain - Travel Listing on Licor 43

The Spirits Business Article on New Packaging & Growth

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