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Do Ferreiro’s Licor de Hierbas de Galicia is an herbal liqueur macerated with a selection of herbs that impart its distinctive color and flavor. The base distillate, Orujo de Galicia, is produced from a more than 250 years old vineyard, the source of their world-famous Cepas Vellas albariño. The low yields of these incredibly old grapevines naturally limit the annual production. Do Ferreiro double distills their pomace in an alquitara, a primitive still most often used in Spanish brandy production, diverting some of this distillate to make the regional favorite Licor de Hierbas. This aromatized spirit comes in at 70 proof and is macerated with anise, savory herbs such as saffron, chamomile, rosemary, and green walnut, and then sweetened with locally grown cane sugar.
Tasting Notes: A deep, grassy herbaceousness opens into notes of chamomile tea, saffron, and thyme. The local sugar cane is key, giving this liqueur a fresh, silky texture.
Pairing Notes: Traditionally served chilled as a digestif after a large meal, Licor de Hierbas can also be a more subtle option for Chartreuse-based classic cocktails. This carefully crafted liqueur mixes well with gin, vermouth, amontillado sherry, lighter whiskeys like bourbon or Irish, Alma de Trabanco Quinquina, and Jacoulot Crème de Pêche and Mûre.