Over a period of nine months, Madcap and Long Road went through multiple tasting sessions to narrow down what coffee to use and how to best distill the product. The final decision landed the team on Madcap’s Ethiopian Reko, which provided the base of Amaro Pazzo. With notes of citrus and candied sweetness, Reko pairs deliciously with the other components in the amaro such as wormwood, turkey rhubarb, and myrrh, which are sourced with intention and care by the team at Long Road.
Working with Long Road Distillers was a cherished experience that gave us an immense amount of respect for the product Long Road makes and the processes they’ve built to ensure their products meet their standards. Looking to the future, we are excited for more batches of Amaro Pazzo to be released and the subtle nuances of each batch. Look for Amaro Pazzo at your local cocktail bars, or if you are in Grand Rapids, stop by the Long Road tasting room to pick up a bottle for home—we enjoy it neat or with the addition of club soda.