A PREMIUM EXPRESSION OF THE CLASSIC ITALIAN BITTER FINISHED IN BOURBON BARRELS, CREATED FROM THE RED PASSION OF HERBALIST & MASTER BLENDER BRUNO MALAVASI FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVIDE CAMPARI’S BIRTH.
Herbalist & Master Blender Bruno Malavasi’s experimentation played with casks from multiple sources to find the ideal environment to age and flavour the liqueur, which finally led to this masterpiece finished in selected second-fill bourbon casks. Bourbon barrel finishing smooths bitter notes with fruity, sweet and creamy tones, providing a delicate oaky smokiness to the legendary Campari liquid. Inspired by bartenders to enthuse their colleagues, their opinion throughout the process was essential in defining the best variation of the spirit, which led to the creation of Campari Cask Tales.
“Having worked at the Campari Group for over 20 years, Davide Campari is a figure I have consistently admired for his commitment and innovation. I knew that I had to pay homage to the man who fundamentally inspired my craft. Davide’s intuitive way of connecting with the future inspired me to go out and explore the latest sensory experiences, seeing how to blend art forms and merge the future with the past. Bitter, but now slightly fruity; sweet, but just a little smoky; a unique expression has been created that keeps the iconic flavour of the original Campari”
– Bruno Malavasi, Herbalist & Master Blender
Campari Cask Tales adds a twist to the legacy that was handed down by Gaspare Campari to his son, Davide Campari, exploring the world of cask-finishing.
As a unique expression of classic Campari, the flavour profile of Campari Cask Tales is finessed with the help and guidance of some of the world’s top bartenders and, above all, the patience of time within the cask.
Brilliantly clear with a vibrant, Campari Red colour.
Fruity, sweet notes with a subtle final spiciness.
Oaky and herbal bitterness with a spicy, incense aftertaste.
The unique expression of the iconic bitter was announced winner of the 2021 Gold Award given by the Speciality Spirits Masters. The award recognizes outstanding products and is a prestigious stamp of approval that guarantees the highest quality of bitters.