Nardini is a producer of [ingredient=brandy grappa] and other spirits based in the town of Bassano, Italy, near the base of Monte Grappa. Nardini was founded in 1779 by Bortolo Nardini, a distiller from Trentino. Over the years, Nardini has pioneered steam heating of the distillate and vacuum distillation at lower temperatures.
Nardini has two distilleries today. The original in Bassano that uses pot stills, and a nearby one in Monastier that uses column distillation. The Nardini grappa are blends of both types of spirit. The Nardini family still own the company.
Nardini makes a large range of products, everything from unaged and aged grappa, [ingredient=brandy brandy], [ingredient=amaro amari], and other liqueurs. Among the more interesting products are Acqua di Cedro, which is citron flavored (not cedar), Mandorla, which is grappa with added cherry distillate and bitter almond extracts.
Some popular cocktails containing Amaro Nardini
- Banana Manifesto — Añejo tequila, Crème de Banane, Coconut liqueur, Amaro Nardini, Coffee Pecan Bitters, Orange peel
- The Notorious F.L.I.P. — Jamaican rum, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Amaro Nardini, Whole egg, Demerara syrup, Nutmeg
- Flor de Cafe — Rum, Amaro Nardini, Peychaud's Bitters, Coffee, Demerara syrup, Orange peel
- Metal Urbain — Cognac, Sweet vermouth, Amaro Nardini, Herbal liqueur, Bitters, Orange peel
- Blood Eagle — Aquavit, Sherry, Amaro Nardini, Campari, Fernet Vallet, Orange peel, Grapefruit peel
- Ends of the Earth — Añejo tequila, Crème de Banane, Amaro Nardini, Orange peel
- The Drink With No Name — Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Amaro Nardini, Coffee bitters, Lemon peel
- Jackson Ward — Rye, Amaro Nardini, Sweet vermouth, Wormwood bitters, Orange bitters, Lemon peel
- Riddles in the Dark — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Bitters, Amaro Nardini, Cherry Liqueur, Lemon peel
- Doom & Gloom — Virgin Islands Rum, Amaro Nardini, Sweet vermouth, Navy strength rum, Grapefruit peel