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Abruzzo tradition has always associated “Centerba 72” with milk, chocolate and many other products in order to better characterize and value them more thanks to the unmistakable flavour of this liqueur. This is why Distilleria Casauria Enrico Toro decided to combine Sambuca and Centerba, creating a perfect blend of the best properties of anise and the strong and lively flavour of Centerba 72, exalted in a characteristic and one-of-a-kind product.
An intense infusion of mountain herbs enriches a fine Sambuca with a sweet anise fragrance. Liqueur with aromatic flavour, leaves the palate fresh and dry. Pleasant if drunk on its own after a meal, it can also be enjoyed with a coffee bean in the cup.
The flagship liqueur of Distilleria Casauria Enrico Toro, with its typical dry and strong flavour, which has become a traditional Abruzzo product, known and appreciated throughout the world.
The herbs and aromatic and spontaneous spices used to make this one-of-a-kind liqueur are well known in herbal medicine for their specific qualities and virtues, and are still picked by hand on the Maiella and Morrone mountains of Abruzzo. Their long maceration in high-quality alcohol and infusion into special storage tanks ensures a unique product of outstanding goodness and quality.
The unmistakable green colour is derives exclusively derived from natural substances.
“Centerba Toro” is the result of a skilful blend of aromatic and wild herbs, well known in herbal medicine, and fine spices handpicked by expert pickers on Mount Morrone, the last peak of the Maiella range.
Transported in special bags, the best herbs are dried in environments protected from changes in temperature and humidity, and after being skilfully blended, are placed in alcohol to macerate: the dosage of selected varieties and the infusion time is part of a secret recipe created by founder Benjamin Toro in 1817, jealously guarded by the Toro family and passed down from generation to generation. This is the best guarantee for our traditional strong Abruzzo liqueur.
Its packaging in straw-covered bottles is a further hallmark of this product’s position among the best on the market.
Bitter with “Centerba 72” is made from a clever combination of spices and herbs.
The addition of the correct amount of Centerba makes this liqueur sharp but not impetuous, with a noticeable hint of mint which enhances its characteristics to the full.
This is a liqueur with a strong but harmonious flavour, made from rhubarb, gentian and an infusion of mountain herbs from which we obtain the famous Centerba. Excellent, aromatic and pleasant after a meal.
“Centerba 72” is a success which conveys the flavours of our land all over the world. To also give those who, while appreciating the merits of herbal high-proof alcohol products, prefer less alcoholic and sweeter flavours, the chance to enjoy and become acquainted with the liveliness and characteristics of this traditional Abruzzo liqueur, the Distilleria Casauria Enrico Toro suggests “Torella,” which has the same characteristics as “Centerba 72” but has a lower alcohol content and is slightly sweetened with fine acacia honey.
Hence the wording “Centerba Potabile”, a definition that since the last century has always distinguished the two liqueurs.
Centerba Esprit is made starting from the original secret formula of 1817 and combines a more delicate alcohol content with the scent of high mountain herbs. Excellent on its own or with ice if you like an authentic taste. If instead you are more adventurous, try mixing it according to the recipes available on the website.