Americano Blanc is a liqueur crafted from a brandy base using vidal blanc wine made locally by the good folks at Travessia Winery in New Bedford. We add amaro’s characteristic bitterness by macerating the brandy with botanicals before proofing down to 36 proof using vidal blanc wine. The flavor profile of the spirit was developed to deliver a sense of the deep forests of New England. Wormwood’s characteristic bitterness towers like the trees, rising above an understory of bright floral notes and gentle sweetness from chamomile, bitter orange, and star anise. Earthy flavors from angelica and gentian root evoke the fertile soil from which it all grows.
In tasting terms, our Americano Blanc leads with dry white wine and floral notes which are supplemented by a crisp citric acidity and floral sweetness as the spirit crosses the palate and a refreshing bitterness on the finish. Straddling between vermouth and amaro, Americano Blanc is versatile enough to be sipped as a digestif or palate cleanser, a stand-in for dry vermouth in cocktails, or in cocktails featuring savory botanical flavors.
Why is there sediment in my bottle? We do not chill-filter any of our spirits. This means they have the full flavor and mouthfeel of their class. As a result, Americano Blanc will occasionally exude a cloudy, hazy appearance, or green sediment may be visible. Have no fear, this is completely natural.
Where to find it This spirit is a distillery-only product which means it can only be found at our headquarters in Everett. Bottles can be purchased directly through our online shop and picked up anytime within regular business hours. Unfortunately we’re unable to ship spirits at this time.
Why the Ruffed Grouse?
The Ruffed Grouse is a non-migratory bird species that lives in northern forests across the United States, including Massachusetts and southern New England. Americano Blanc touts a flavor profile that delivers a sense of the deep forests in New England, where the Ruffed Grouse nests. A unique bird for a unique, earthy spirit.
• 2oz Short Path Distillery London Dry Gin or Winter Gin
• 3/4oz Short Path Distillery Americano Blanc
• 3/4oz Olive Brine Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with skewered olives.
Up Spritz Creek
• 1oz Short Path Distillery Americano Blanc
• 3/4oz Short Path Distillery Spring Gin
• 1/2oz Simple Syrup
• 2 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters
• Fever Tree Club Soda
Ad all ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice and stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with a skewered half orange wheel.
Volume: 375ml & 750ml