Don’t let the name fool you, the name Montenegro is of Venetian origin, and this is an Italian spirit. In 1885, Stanislao Cobianchi set up a liqueur company which focused on buying a selling Italian spirits. Eventually his extensive knowledge led him to create his own liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, which was named in Tribute to the second Queen of Italy and wife of Vittorio Emanuele III, Elena. Over the coming years the liqueur gained momentum until it was destroyed in World War Two. A revival started following the end of the war and good marketing and leadership has continued its 120 year history to today.
The spirit is composed of many different herbs, which induces sweet and bitter notes. It is amber in appearance and authentically intense herb aromas help to make this product a unique Italian liqueur that has survived near extinction to have it available in the UK today.