HYPATIA RUBI AMARO

$168.00

Hypatia was a renowned teacher of philosophy in 4th century Egypt, but her lessons conflicted with the rise of Christianity. Blamed for inciting leaders who favored the ancient wisdoms over religious rule, Hypatia was beaten to death and her works were burned.

Daughter of Theon of Alexandria, this inspiring mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher is honored with a liqueur crafted from classic bitters of herbs, flowers, roots, and citrus peels, distilled with pure spring water from our Napa Valley Estate, and made from an 1800s formulation, still colored by carmine red.

Description from the producer:

OUR SECRET BLEND
While our full ingredient list is under lock and key, we will share a few ingredients, along with some of their traditionally held benefits.

Wormwood
Helps to aide digestive problems, treats fever, depression and muscle pain. The most bitter of all plants, it is said to have hallucinogenic properties and therefore tightly controlled.

Gentian
Stimulates liver function and improves digestion process. Works to relieve heartburn.

Bitter Orange Peels
Used for an upset stomach and to aid exercise performance.

Cochineal Beetle
Hypatia is not artificially colored. The red pigment is extracted from the bodies of female cochineal beetles that are found on cacti.

Pinot Noir Stems
We could not resist bringing in our very own Alexander Valley Clone #777 Pinot Noir stems

PRODUCTION PROCESS
Bitters are incredibly complex products to make, requiring precision, patience, and an excellent palate. Hypatia includes nearly 20 different botanicals ranging from savory to sweet. Each addition must be carefully considered and executed in order to achieve overall balance.

We start the process with a maceration of all botanicals in a wheat-based spirit. A portion of this maceration is then saved to be blended back into a distillate from the remaining spirit. Maceration provides Hypatia with its bold and bitter backbone while the distillate allows us to capture more of the aromatic and subtle qualities from our raw materials. This mixture is then finely filtered before adding organic cane sugar and cochineal for authentic carmine coloring.

Our Rubi Amaro is proofed with Napa Valley spring water from the Coppola family’s estate at Inglenook. Located at the base of the extinct Mount St. John volcano, the water is naturally filtered through lava rock high in carbon, a natural and efficient filter.

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