Amaro Liqueur

While amaro can have an intimidating reputation of being too bitter, we set out on a journey to make an approachable amaro spirit that everyone can enjoy. Our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro can only be described as delicious and “never bitter,” as the name suggests. Our original Distillery Director, Jon Arroyo, fell in love with digestifs and aperitifs throughout his travels to South America and Europe, and we made it our mission to celebrate this passion by bringing the magic of the before and after dinner drink home to the U.S.

Distilled and bottled at Founding Spirits in Washington, D.C., our amaro liqueur can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with a twist, or in a cocktail.

Our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro is GOLD, according to the American Distilling Institute (ADI) who gave it their 2018 Gold Medal for a Certified Craft Blended Spirit. It is also a quadruple SILVER award winner according to the highly competitive San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2018 and 2020, the American Craft Spirits Awards, and the 2018 International Review of Spirits by Tastings, an affiliate of the Beverage Testing Institute. Our amaro took home another 2018 ADI win in the prestigious Best of Certified Craft Blended Spirit category.

Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro makes a great gift for any spirit connoisseur and is available at fine retailers or for purchase online. We invite you to come in and book a Tour & Tasting at our DC distillery to experience for yourself what we think is the best amaro handcrafted in the metro area. Our small-batch spirits are also available wholesale.


Find our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro in these cocktails:


Founding Spirits Arroyo's "Never Bitter" Amaro | Skol Aquavit | 'The FUNK' Jamaican Rum | Patrón Citrónge | Lemon Juice | Coca-Cola

Jungle Bird

Founding Spirits Arroyo's "Never Bitter" Amaro | Plantation Dark | Campari | Lime | Cold-Pressed Pineapple

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