Luxardo is an authentic family business and one of Europe’s oldest beverage companies.

Luxardo Maraschino Originale is a distilled cherry liqueur still produced according to a special formula created by Girolamo Luxardo in 1821.

When Luxardo marasca cherries are harvested at the beginning of every summer, they are put in alcoholic infusion in larch-wood vats together with some leaves and branches of the same trees for up to three years. When ready, both the liquid and the solid parts are distilled in traditional copper pot stills. Only the heart of the distillate is then matured in ash-wood vats. The last process consists in transforming the distillate in liqueur by adding water and sugar lowering the ABV to 32%. The tall green bottle with its red cap is still hand-plaited in straw within the company, andresembles the Maraschino bottles produced in Zara in the early days, where the straw was placed in order to prevent damage during transportation.


Tasting Notes

Appearance | Clear, water- white

Color | Crystal clear

Aroma | Typical of marasca cherry distillate with strong alcohol spirit and roasted nuttiness

Taste | Smooth but sharp at the same time with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and orange marmalade

Category | Amaro/Liquer – ABV | 32% – Formats | 70cl