FAQs

ABOUT LICOR 43 ORIGINAL

What is Licor 43 Original?

Licor 43 Original is a Premium liqueur produced in Cartagena, Spain from a secret Spanish family recipe of 43 natural ingredients which includes Mediterranean citrus fruits and selected botanicals.

Why is called Licor 43?

The name derives from the fusion of its 43 natural ingredients, which are used to achieve its unique flavour.

What does Licor 43 taste like?

Licor 43’ is a liqueur with a complex, but harmonic flavour profile that can be perceived at 4 levels:
Citrus: Reminiscence to the lively citrus aromas of Mediterranean citrus gardens.
Botanic: The subtle spiced touch of coriander.
Sweet: The sweet palate of mature fruit and nuances of vanilla.
Floral: Soft notes of Mediterranean orange and lemon blossom, with a certain point of astringency derived from the peel of citrus fruits, smoothed with notes of mature fruits.

What is the exact production method of Licor 43?

According to our philosophy for developing products, our Licor 43 expert, is the only one authorized by the Zamora family to manage the elaboration of our premium liquids. Our production method follows 6 steps:
1) Ingredients Selection: For Licor 43 we source the characteristic botanicals and Mediterranean citrus fruits of Licor 43’s essence. The sourcing has been improved throughout our history and today we select high quality ingredients.
2) Maceration: To extract all the flavour and aromas, we let them macerate in a blend of water and alcohol. The ingredients are either macerated separately or in groups of ingredients.
3) Fusion: In this step we assemble the all ingredients in the exact proportion.
4) Resting: Licor 43 Original rests in stainless steel tanks for 6 to 9 months. The exact length of resting depends on the judgement of our liqueur expert.
5) Cold treatment: For 5 days we keep the liqueur in a cooling chamber at about -5º Celsius. This way we achieve a perfect, smooth finish.
6) Filtration: Finally, we use micro-filters to remove the last small particles and to achieve the characteristic shiny colour.

What distinguishes Licor 43 Original from other liqueurs?

The recipes of all of our products are a family secret, which is handed down from generation in generation.
All our extraordinary Premium liqueurs are produced in a restricted area at our site in Cartagena (Spain).
Our Licor 43 expert is the only authorized person by the Zamora family to oversee the entire elaboration process. Its expertise builds on the artistry and knowledge in three areas:
The selection of high quality, natural ingredients
The extraction of its flavours and aromas
The art of fusing all components to achieve a balanced taste symphony that indulges all our senses.

What is the ABV of Licor 43 Original?

Licor 43 Original is 31% ABV.

Is Licor 43 Original made with natural ingredients?

All 43 ingredients we use to create the unique taste of Licor 43 are natural. Nevertheless, a small amount of colouring is added to give its golden colour stability.

Is Licor 43 free of allergens?

The labeling of Licor 43 complies with the legislation on the application of consumer information on allergens and Licor 43 is free of allergens according to Directive EC 1169/2011 in the attachment ( Annex II – List of allergens – pag 304/43). Licor 43 does not present any substance referred to in said ANNEX.

Does Licor 43 Original contain nuts?

No. Licor 43 Original is free of nuts.

Does Licor 43 Original contain eggs?

No. Licor 43 Original does not contain eggs.

Is Licor 43 Original gluten free?

Yes. Licor 43 Original is gluten free.

Is Licor 43 Original suitable for vegans?

Yes. Licor 43 Original is suitable for vegans.

Does Licor 43 Original contain colourings?

Yes, a small amount of colouring is added to give colour stability.

Why is Licor 43 Original so versatile?

It’s all down to the ingredients, which deliver layered flavours of citrus, floral, sweet and botanic. It’s these flavours, and how they harmonise with the ingredients of different serves, such as mixed with coffee or milk, that makes Licor 43 Original so versatile.

What is the best temperature for delivering a perfect Licor 43 Original serve?

There’s no best temperature – just serve it how you like it best! Try it neat at room temperature, chilled, or with ice.

Can I put Licor 43 Original in the freezer?

Yes, it will not freeze in a domestic freezer and after a couple of hours it will be deliciously chilled.

Does Licor 43 Original have a ‘best before date’?

Licor 43 does not have a best before date. Nevertheless, Licor 43 is a liqueur from citrus extracts and selected botanicals, which provide our product fresh notes. In order to taste it plenty of flavour, we advise consume it in a short period of time since purchase.
If the liquid has been kept in a properly closed bottle with its original closure, and you cannot see that it has lost volume, the liquid must have evolved towards an aged liquor, giving tasting notes like “woody” and “sweetness from raisin fruits” that remind us of “sweet woody wines”, which may be liked or not, but in no case is it dangerous for health.

Where can I can buy Licor 43 Original?

Licor 43 is distributed in more than 80 markets and can be easily found in major retailers.

ABOUT LICOR 43 OROCHATA

What is Licor 43 Orochata?

Licor 43 Orochata is a deliciously light, silky Spanish liqueur. It is a fusion of Licor 43 Original and natural Horchata from Valencia, which results in delicately sweet Mediterranean flavours layered with tiger nut, spice & citrus.

What makes it different to other cream liqueurs?

Firstly, Licor 43 Orochata is not a cream liqueur, it contains no cream. Yet despite containing no cream it is wonderfully creamy in texture. Just like the iconic Spanish drink Horchata. Traditional ´classic´ cream liqueurs are heavy and filling but with the absence of cream Licor 43 Orochata is light, refreshing and easy to drink.

What is Horchata?

Horchata is a traditional Spanish drink, with a long history and tradition of Mediterranean origin. It is a refreshing cool drink made from the tiger nut, blended with sugar & sometimes flavoured with cinnamon and lemon, Horchata has a light, creamy flavour & contains no cream.

What is the tiger nut?

The tiger nut is one of the earliest domesticated tubers and it has been a highly prized food since ancient Egypt. Tiger nut cultivation stretches from Egypt across North Africa to reach Spain in the VIII (eighth) century A.D. & it found its heartland in Valencia where the soil & sun is perfect for its growth. Today, Tiger nut is considered a Super Food with multiple beneficial properties.

What makes Horchata from Valencia special?

Today, the highest quality tiger nuts are still grown in Valencia and it is the classic, traditional Horchata from Valencia that is the inspiration behind Licor 43 Orochata.

Does the Horchata used in Licor 43 Orochata come from Valencia?

We use exclusively Horachata from Valencia.

What does Licor 43 Orochata taste like?

Licor 43 Orochata is a creamy, light and surprisingly refreshing liqueur, while maintaining a complex aroma.
We can appreciate the characteristic taste of tigernut and toasted nuts in harmony with rich spice and citrus aromas and subtle floral finish.

What is the exact production method of Licor 43 Orochata?

According to our philosophy for developing products, our Licor 43 expert is the only one authorized by the Zamora family to manage the elaboration of our premium liquids.
For Licor 43 Orochata the process is the following: .
1) Ingredients Selection: For Licor 43 Orochata we source the characteristic botanicals and Mediterranean citrus fruits of Licor 43’s essence, and high quality Horchata from Valencia.
2) Maceration: To extract all the flavour and aromas, we let them macerate in a blend of water and alcohol. The ingredients are either macerated separately or in groups of ingredients.
3) Fusion: In this step we assemble the all ingredients in the exact proportion to achieve the perfect fusion among them
4) Emulsion: Finally, we apply to Licor 43 Orochata a homogenization process to the fusion to achieve a silky and light mouth feel.

Is it made with Licor 43 Original?

The soul of Licor 43, unique and complex, a proud secret of the Zamora Family, is always present in all the exceptional liquids within the Licor 43 range. Licor 43 Orochata is a fusion of the essence of Licor 43 Original with traditional and natural Horchata from Valencia.

What is its ABV?

16% alcohol by volume.

Does it contain cream?

No, it does not contain cream.

Does it contain milk?

It does not contain milk, but it does contain milk protein.

Why does it contain milk protein if there is no milk inside?

It’s an ingredient that contributes to the stabilization of the product.

Could it be drunk by those allergic to milk?

There are many types of dairy intolerance, the decision of consuming our product must be made by the consumer, depending on their type of intolerance. This product does not contain milk, but it does contain milk protein.
However, this product does share some facilities with other products that contain milk. Even though we strictly control our process to avoid the cross contamination. The possibility of cross contamination, although very remote, obligues us to declare that Orochata “may contain traces of milk”. This means that may or may not contain milk traces, but in any case the quantity will be very low.

Does Licor 43 Orochata contain nuts?

No. Licor 43 Orochata is free of nuts.

Is it lactose free?

Yes it’s lactose free.

Is Licor 43 Orochata gluten free?

Yes. Licor 43 Orochata is gluten free.

Is Licor 43 Orochata suitable for vegans?

No. This product does not contain milk, but it does contain milk protein.

Does it have a ‘best before date’ or after opened?

No, but to enjoy at its best avoid exposure to sunlight, temperatures above 30º and keep refrigerated.

Which is the best way to enjoy it?

Chill for a few hours in the fridge, shake and then pour over ice: simple and delicious!

Can I put Licor 43 Orochata in the freezer?

Yes, it will not freeze in a domestic freezer and after a couple of hours it will be deliciously chilled.

Where can I can buy Licor 43 Orochata?

Licor 43 is distributed in more than 25 markets and can be easily found in major retailers.

ABOUT LICOR 43 BARISTO

What is Licor 43 Baristo?

Licor 43 Baristo is a fusion of the essence of Licor 43 Original with one of a kind coffee from the Canary Islands.

What makes it different from traditional coffee liqueurs?

Coffee liqueurs are normally elaborated with coffee as the predominant ingredient. Instead, Licor 43 Baristo is a complex liquid, because it‘s a fusion of the essence of Licor 43 Original (elaborated with 43 natural ingredients) and selected coffee. The result is a complex and elegant symphony of flavours.

Does all the coffee come from the Canary Islands?

We use a selection of different coffee varieties, among which we find the coffee from the Canary Islands.

This coffee comes mainly from the island of Gran Canaria, where we find the Agaete Valley.  It has a long, rich tradition of over 200 years cultivating this singular, exotic coffee.

What makes coffee from the Canary Islands special?

In Agaete, local farmers have been cultivating the Arabica Typica variety for over 200 years. The production is very limited, which makes this coffee even more special and rare.

Here, coffee grows under special conditions, such as (1) the unusually low altitude of 400 meters, (2) the volcanic soil, and (3) the shade of tropical fruit trees. Because of this peculiar “microclimate”, the fruit develops a series of aromatic notes from coffees cultivated in different latitudes: fresh citric notes together with mature fruit, dried fruit and also slight chocolate notes. This exotic taste profile of Canarian coffee mingles in a perfect fusion with the soul of Licor 43 Original.

Which coffee varieties are we using?

Coffee is a natural product. Depending on the quality of each harvest, we slightly adjust the selection of the different varieties. This way, for every batch, we find the perfect blend of coffees that can provide the unique tasting notes that we search for elaborating Licor 43 Baristo.

Within the selection for Licor 43 Baristo, the Arabica Typica variety is predominant.

What does Licor 43 Baristo taste like?

Freshly roasted coffee with notes of dried fruits and chocolate, mingling harmoniously with mature fruit and subtle hints of citrus and vanilla.

What is the exact production method of Licor 43 Baristo?

According to our philosophy for developing products, our experts at Licor 43 are the only ones authorized by the Zamora family to manage the elaboration of our premium liquids.  Our production method follows 6 steps:

1) Ingredients Selection:  For Licor 43 Baristo we source the characteristic botanicals and Mediterranean citrus fruits of Licor 43’s essence, and high quality coffee to get the perfect fusion between them.

2) Maceration: To extract all the flavour and aromas, we let them macerate in a blend of water and alcohol. The ingredients are either macerated separately or in groups of ingredients.

3) Fusion: In this step we assemble the all ingredients in the exact proportion.

4) Resting:  Licor 43 Original rests in stainless steel tanks for 6 to 9 months. The exact length of resting depends on the judgement of our liqueur expert. Then, in an intermediate stage of the process, we create a fusion of the soul of Licor 43 Original with the extracts of fresh coffee to obtain Licor 43 Baristo.  (We don’t age Licor 43 Baristo because we want to preserve the aromas and flavours of freshly roasted coffee).

5) Cold treatment: For 5 days we keep the liqueur in a cooling chamber approximately at-5º Celsius. This way we achieve a perfect, smooth finish.

6) Filtration: Finally, we use micro-filters to remove the last small particles and to achieve the characteristic shiny colour.

Do we use whole beans or grinded beans? How do you do the coffee maceration?

Our experts in Licor 43 identified that the best way to create the perfect fusion of Licor 43 Original with coffee is controlling the raw material from its origin. We source high quality green coffee beans. We roast and grind them just before we start the maceration process in order to preserve their full fresh aroma and flavour. We have developed our own roasting curves to achieve the specific tasting notes for Baristo.

Is it made with Licor 43 Original?

The soul of Licor 43, unique and complex, a proud secret of the Zamora Family, is always present in all the exceptional liquids within the Licor 43 range. Licor 43 Baristo is a fusion of the essence of Licor 43 Original with one of a kind coffee from the Canary Islands.

What is the ABV?

31% VOL

Does it contain nuts?

No

Is it gluten free?

Yes

Is it suitable for vegans?

Yes

Does it contain colourings?

Yes

Does it contain caffeine?

Yes

Does it have a “best before date” before opened?

Licor 43 Baristo guarantees its perfect conditions indefinitely if the bottle is stored unopened, away from direct sunlight at a temperature below 30 degrees.

Does it have a “best before date” after opening?

We recommend enjoying Licor 43 Baristo within 1 year after opening it.

Which is the best way to enjoy it?

We recommend that you enjoy Licor 43 Baristo cold over ice, to let this complex liqueur indulge your senses.

Thanks to its complexity and flavour intensity, it is also perfect to elaborate sophisticated cocktails, like the Espresso Martini.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

What does ‘Fama Volat’ mean?

Licor 43 bottles have always carried the quote ‘Fama Volat’. It means ‘rumour has wings’ and is taken from the ancient Roman poet Virgil’s famous book The Aeneid. We think it’s the perfect way to describe how people share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of Licor 43.

Where is Licor 43 produced and bottled?

All Licor 43 products has always been, and is today only produced and bottled in Cartagena, Spain.

Is Licor 43 packaging recyclable?

Yes. All Licor 43’s packaging products are made from glass, plastic and paper and is 100% recyclable.

Who owns Licor 43?

Licor 43 is entirely owned by Diego Zamora S.A., a family-owned company run by three generations of the Zamora family.

How many bottles of Licor 43 are sold globally every year?

The 2015 figures from IWSR, the drinks industry’s most trusted source for analysis, report annual global sales of more than seven million 700ml bottles, making Licor 43 the bestselling premium Spanish liqueur in the world.

How did Licor 43 became successful around the world?

In the 1970s there was a huge boom in Spanish tourism. People came from all around the world and fell in love with the country, its people, the culture and of course, Licor 43. Today, as always, the key to its success is its Spanish heritage and unique taste. After tasting it for the first time people wanted to share the experience with others, and so the ‘Fama Volat’ began – and word spread right across the globe.

What are Licor 43’s key markets?

The brand’s key markets are Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Scandinavian countries, Belgium, the US, Mexico and global travel retail.

In how many countries is Licor 43 sold?

Today Licor 43 is sold in over 57 countries.

What is the annual turnover or profit of Licor 43?

Unfortunately it’s company policy not to disclose financial information.

Is Licor 43 and/or Diego Zamora S.A publically listed?

No, the brand and company are 100% owned by the Zamora family.