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Episode 94: Italicus
Episode 9420th March 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 94 features Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto by popular request from listeners. Bottled in 750ml at 20% ABV, or 40 proof and it retails for $40.

Enjoy some Italicus with Prosecco and a lot of ice, plus some olives while listening to this episode.

Italicus' official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1500s - Rosolio was enjoyed by Catherine de' Medici
  • Late 1700s - The 17th Duke of Savoy, Vittorio Amedeo III, banned Rosolio from his household and switched to vermouth, which he preferred
  • Early 2000s - Giuseppe Gallo, founder of Italicus, comes across a recipe for Rosolio di Torino
  • 2106 - Italicus is launched
  • 2017 - Italicus wins Best New Spirit 2017 at Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards
  • 2019/20 - Drinks International recognized Italicus as a top-trending brand
  • 2020 - Partnership with Pernod Ricard announced
  • 2021 - Italicus is available in more than 40 countries and had sales of $5 Million USD

Key Cocktails:

Italicus was designed to go with bubbles. The suggested serve from the bottle is:

  • 1 part Italicus
  • 1 part Prosecco
  • Lots of Ice
  • Green Olives

Build in a wine glass and enjoy.



The Blue Grotto

Wikipedia Article on Rosolio

Tales of the Cocktail Article on Italicus

Master of Malt Article on Italicus

Press Release on Partnership with Pernod Ricard

Winerist Article on Italicus

Food And Wine Article on Italicus

Saveur Article on Italicus

Diffords Guide Article on Bergamot Liqueurs

Casa Mia Tours Article on Italicus

Startup Spotlight on Giuseppe Gallo

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