Naramaro is Legend’s latest contribution to its flight of distilled lore. Legend has it…herbal elixirs were made by monks and medicine men alike to ward off plague, evil spirits and as a potential cure-all for anything from snake bikes to stomach ailments. Traditionally herbal liqueurs have been enjoyed as a digestif, after a meal in Italy. Amaro (Italian for bitter) has been made in almost every small town, crafted using herbs and botanicals that reflect their environment.
“Handmade in Naramata, this is our Amaro,” says Legend’s Dawn Lennie. “It’s a mix of exotic and local ingredients including orange zest, vanilla, sour cherry, dandelion root, sumac, anise and like all Amaro crafters, some ingredients we are keeping top secret.”
Legend Distilling extracts the essence of British Columbia and serves it up in beautifully crafted gin, vodka and liqueurs. Local fruit, grains and botanicals are used in their premium spirits, which make magical cocktails and pitcher drinks served in a stunning setting overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Visitors can enjoy lunch, bar snacks or dinner at the new Urtica Eatery where Naramatian chef /owner Josh Bender serves up produce from his own farm as well as locally-sourced and foraged ingredients in a style he describes as, “elevated comfort food.” Lunch and bar snacks are served every day in the summer and dinner most nights.
Check www.legenddistilling.com to get plugged into live music nights, paint nights and other events. End your visit with a Naramaro and you will get all bittersweet too. Sweet to spend time on the most beautiful patio in Naramata…bitter to have to leave.