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Amaro Sibilla

Digestivo from the Sibillini Mountains

Invented by Girolamo Varnelli in Pievebovigliana in 1868, using wood-smoked herbs and honey from the surrounding Sibillini Mountains (named after the oracular Sibyl who took refuge there after the advent of Christianity, and who features on the label), Amaro Sibilla was first touted as a malaria cure. It's dark brown, and tastes of herbs, dried fruit, coffee and honey.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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