The Italian bottle
How do you improve upon a classic? That’s the challenge the makers of Disaronno , the beloved, centuries-old, amaretto-flavored Italian liqueur, recently gave themselves. The answer comes in the form of Disaronno Riserva ($349). It’s a blend of Disaronno and hand-selected Scotches, all of which has then been aged in Marsala wine barrels. The resulting liquid is not as sweet as traditional Disaronno (which is still a mighty good sip). Instead, it has intriguing notes of peppery spice (likely from the Scotch) and fruit and wood (likely from the aging in wine barrels). But fair warning: It’s a limited-edition product — just 10,000 bottles — so it may be in short supply.