Herbal & Spice Liqueur
Tempus Fugit Spirits Gran Classico is a Bitter Aperitif Liqueur created following the "Italian Bitter of Turin" recipe dating from the 1860s. It was originally produced in Turin, Italy, under the name Torino Gran Classico. The recipe was purchased in 1925 by the small Swiss distillery E. Luginbuhl, and the version has been produced for mostly local consumption ever since. Gran Classico was developed by reverting to the original recipe; it has made from a maceration of 25 aromatic herbs and roots, including wormwood, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, and hyssop.
Tempus Fugit Gran Classico has natural golden-amber color. The aroma presents a multi-faceted bitter-sweetness of orange peel, gentian root, and wormwood mingled with rhubarb and vanilla. The viscosity immediately highlights the sweet rhubarb, then the bitter gentian root and orange peel blend with wormwood, vanilla, and resiny notes. The finish is deep, layered, and lingering that balances and alternates between the sweet and bitter.
This Gran Classico Bitter Liqueur stands alone on ice or with seltzer water but has a fantastic range as a modifier for many recipes and spirits. It has offered the cocktailian culture a more complex, non-red alternative bitter ingredient for the world-famous Negroni. Enjoy!