New Disaronno Riserva Blends Together Scotch, Italian Liqueur

New Disaronno Riserva Blends Together Scotch, Italian Liqueur

By Nino Marchetti / August 14, 2015

Disaronno RiservaDo you happen to be a fan of Disaronno, a very popular Italian liqueur that’s been around since its original creation back in 1525? This brand, as we first chronicled late last year, is about to see its first new product extension in 500 years, courtesy of blending this spirit with Scotch whisky.

The new liquor, known as Disaronno Riserva, brings together the base Disaronno product with a young blended Scotch whisky base from the Highlands and Speyside. This blend was then allowed to marry in vintage Marsala wine barrels in the actual town of Marsala, Italy. It was there, at this location near the sea, where ideal temperature and humidity reportedly created “the optimum conditions for the product’s aging process.”

Plans call for this whisky liqueur to be a limited edition release, with 10,000 bottles being released globally at a price point of almost $350 each. It certainly isn’t a cheap acquisition should you choose to try and get hold of one, but at least the presentation of it will be a little sharper then the original DIsaronno, owing in part to “a cleaner and more innovative shape that is showcased in in a refined black wooden box.”

Very limited tasting notes for Disaronno Riserva indicate it has “a spicy sweetness that fades into light and fruity vanilla-almond notes. The finish is peppery with a hint of dried fruit.” It was bottled at 40% ABV.

“Disaronno Riserva is my passion project,” said Augusto Reina, CEO of the ILLVA Saronno Company, in a statement. “I worked continuously for years to perfect the blend, which is strongly tied to our company’s roots and brand heritage.”