Harvested by hand, from the VICARIO farm, just behind the distillery in Greer, SC, our estate grown herb Artemisia dracunculus, gives the name to Dragoncello (literally Little Dragon).
The herb, known to many as French Tarragon, has been cultivated from Ancient Greeks to Thomas Jefferson as it was known for its healing properties for the stomach and liver.
Improved immensely by ageing, this exotic liqueur redolent of spices, faint traces of anise and licorice, scented and aromatic, never coy but enticing, is well served after a meal or alongside biscotti or ice creams, and can be used in fine patisserie baking.
- Good Food Award Winner 2016 &2019
- Fifty Best Double Gold Award winner 2019
- Companion to Rum, Gin, or Vodka Cocktails, Refreshing with simple soda water over ice
- Estate Grown Tarragon is harvested and placed under spirit in less than one hour for maximum flavor.
Wholesale Distribution Partners
SC LKN Distributors, Contact Robert Ageenko. (704) 287-2085
NY, NJ and CT and CA through Skurnik Wines. (212) 273-9463
GA contact National Distributing. Jeff Hagley (404) 696-9440
AZ contact Hensley Beverage Company/Quench Fine Wines and Spirits Daniel Dillon (623)245-7989
Vicario Dragoncello Liqueur
Good Food Awards Winner 2016 for Spirits
Nose: Thyme, genepy, tarragon, herbs, herb garden, herb cabinet, lemon, mint, spearmint, spice, anise, absinthe, woody.
Palate: Fresh herbs, flavorful varied herbs, herbal, dried herbs, clove, basil, mint, anise, black licorice, lemon tea, citrus peel, peach, toffee, rich earth, develops rich flavors, good as a digestif, lovely, wow.
Finish: Thai basil, jasmine, lavender, menthol, anise, black jelly beans, complex end note of herbs and grass, clean, fresh, flavorful.
We are very proud to receive the Good Food Award because it reflects our company and personal philosophy to protect the earth while making a great tasting local product.
"The 2019 winners come from 34 states and Washington, D.C., rising to the top among 2,035 entries in a blind tasting with 262 judges held in September. The highest scoring entries underwent a rigorous vetting process to verify they were not only exceptionally tasty, but met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria required to become a Good Food Award winner." Good Food Awards, 2019
"Good Spirits are made by distillers committed to their craft, making responsible choices at every step of the process. Spirits that meet the criteria for entry will be able to trace all of their ingredients, from base distillate to added ingredients, without the use of genetically modified crops and without artificial additives." Good Food Awards