Six Maltese artists were chosen to capture the art of Averna in a campaign to promote the worldwide special edition release of Don Salvatore, an original recipe limited to 1,868 bottles worldwide.
Young artists Nadine Noko, Glenn Ellul, Gulja Holland, Rebecca Bonaci and Alisa Pavia and Andreas Azzopardi, were each commissioned to produce an artwork in their style entitled The Art of Averna.
The story of Averna dates back to 1868, when Don Salvatore Averna, a successful textile merchant from Sicily, produced the first Amaro Averna for his household guests.
The secret recipe of this herbal, alcoholic elixir was given to Don Salvatore by Frà Girolamo, a Benedictine friar, some years earlier.
A forgotten barrel of Amaro Averna crafted in its antique recipe with 34 per cent abv and laid for 21 months in oak has now been unveiled, limited to 1,868 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
Seventy bottles of Don Salvatore are available for sale in Malta.
Don Salvatore is available in Malta from Red October, Mdina Road, Qormi at €70 per bottle.
Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.Support Us