Liquore Strega Ditta G. Alberti 1960s
Alberti Benevento, no label, presumed bottled in 1960's
Provenance: Private purchase, 3/1/2013
Witches liqueur from Italy. The name "Strega" (witch) was chosen to remember a Lombard legend that saw the city of Benevento as the official meeting place of all the witches in the world.
The original recipe, still unchanged and secret today, involves the use of about 70 varieties of spices and herbs, among which saffron, cinnamon, mint, fennel, juniper, and nutmeg are known.
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Not only has it been making people healthier, happier, and sweeter smelling for thousands of years, since its earliest history alcohol even has brought them closer to their gods. Since alcohol production requires only sugar and yeast for the fermentation process, it is easy to imagine early man stumbling upon naturally occurring alcohol while foraging for food. From there, a series of fortunate accidents and technological advances helped bring fermented and distilled beverages into cultural and economic prominence all over the world.