Alcohol Content: 40% Vol
It is distilled from a mixture of many different botanicals. The Ingredients comes from Europe, Central America, and from Orient. Among them: Cinnamon from Ceylon, Juniper from Italian Apennines and Mint that grows wild on the river banks around Benevento. It's characteristic golden colour is given by saffron extract. The maturing in oak and hickory casks enhances the bouquet. The recipe for this liqueur is a closely guarded secret by the Alberti family. It has been handed down through five generations.
To the eye: A clear and bright yellow hits the eye immediately, the golden radiance from the natural saffron gives depth to the liqueur.
To the nose: At first the subtle herbal & spice notes cover the nose, then the higher abv at 40% brings the stronger aromas like mint, juniper, anis and the unusual myrrh. Cinnamon, pimento, nutmeg and tea fill the nose
On the palate: A light thickness hides the alcohol level, a rich saffron taste wraps around the ingredients that fill this liquor. At first sip anis, cardamom, juniper and mint hit the palate, then warmer notes reach the back of the tongue, Cocoa bean, pimento, clove and time are the more distinct.
Strega means witch in Italian: the name comes from the legend that says that in Benevento witches from all over the world used to meet. The company Strega Alberti Benevento SpA is located in Benevento in the south of Italy and specialised in liquor and candy production since 1860. Strega, still owned and run by the Alberti family. As well the company produces other traditional Italian liqueurs. Strega currently exports to more than 50 countries worldwide.