Aperol originated in 1919 in Padova, it was a product of the Barbieri Brothers who launched the revolutionary idea of an aperitif with an alcohol content of only 11 percent. Purchased in the ‘90s by Barbero 1891, Aperol then entered Gruppo Campari's portfolio. Smells like a Campari light. Aromatic bitter orange with a host of aromatic, bitter, and earthy herbal notes wrapping around the orange. Sweet, bitter, alkali and acidic do a complex dance.
Appearance: Orange red, thinner body than Campari. On swirling, quickly retreats and leaves droplet on side of glass. Taste: Mildly bitter and sweet orange buffered and rounded out by rhubarb with gentian adding a drying alkali bitterness with floral citrus finish. Much less challenging than Campari in the bitterness with a pronounced orange also by comparison.