Calabria has been world renowned for the production of licorice, the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. This root yields a product sweet and earthy. Most Americans think of Anise as the flavor when eating licorice, but this flavor is vastly different than what the actual licorice root tastes like. Thankfully, the Calabrian Distilleria Caffo gives us this great example of real licorice. Enjoy as a modifier in an old fashioned or with soda. Salute!