Letterpress Distilling is proud to be a grain-to-glass distillery. All of our liqueurs are produced with our house distilled spirit made from 100% locally sourced wheat and barley.
Amaro Amorino (ah-moh-REE-noh) is named for my grandfather. Raised in a hillside village in Abruzzo, he went on to open a neighborhood liquor store in the heart of Rome. It was in that store that I learned about the way spirits and wine play a role in daily Italian community.
“Amorino” means “little love” in Italian. As we all know, love can often be bittersweet. So I pay homage to that word and to my “Nonno Morino” with this bittersweet liqueur.
It slots nicely into the light- to medium-bitter end of the amaro spectrum with a solid base of Seville orange peel bolstered by carefully balanced baking spice, earthy notes, and a distinct floral quality.
Amaro Amorino Riserva (limited production)
This reserve variation on our standard Amaro Amorino is a special treat. Prior to sweetening the a
maro, we finish it for six months in used American malt whiskey barrels at 100 proof. Bottled at 80 proof this is a more unified but aggressive cousin to Amaro Amorino. Amorino Riserva shows notes of cherry cola, lively spice, and a pronounced but approachable bitterness.
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Skip has been tasting limoncello around his family’s table in Rome since he was a boy. When he decided to start a distillery, he knew that he wanted to pay homage to those memories.
Always looking for a way to make things better, though, Skip created Letterpress Limoncello to be “a perfect balance of sweet and heat,” as he likes to say, with a pleasant lemon finish.
Letterpress Limoncello is made the old fashioned way: with our own vodka as the base, real lemons, and no artificial coloring (sadly, a rarity in commercial limoncello these days; go ahead and look for yourself). In addition, Skip chose to really go back to the roots of limoncello and sweeten it with Pacific Northwest honey instead of simple syrup. Before refined sugar was cheap and ubiquitous, honey was what Italians had for sweetening; once we tasted the extra complexity and superior texture the honey provides, there was no going back…
Letterpress Vodka is crafted from 100% Washington-grown soft white winter wheat and two-row barley. Distilled for exceptional purity, our vodka retains subtle chracteristics of the grain, exhibiting a soft vanilla on the nose and a crisp finish.
Arancello Rosso (seasonal)
Our seasonal blood orange liqueur comes out every year in the spring. Like the limoncello, this liqueur is sweetened with honey and beautifully balanced. Unlike the limoncello, there is a pronouced orange character. Arancello Rosso is a natural in whiskey cocktails, as a Cointreau replacement in margaritas, or just as a delicious digestivo.