A first glance at the liquid in this bottle and you really get the idea of Almonds. It is a light golden brown with almost a hint of orange to it.A heavy sweet with a bit of saltiness. It has a smooth syrupy feel with a bite reminiscent of cola. Further adding of course to the crazy Dr.Pepper obsession above. The nut flavor is almost barely oak or wood in a way, its rounded and not distinct. It still kicks around with the faint fruit you pick up in the nose.
Amaretto is defined by most sources as an Almond-flavored Liqueur made from either Almond or Apricot pits. Turns out they have a similar flavor.
The origin of Amaretto is in Italy, however there are several brands produced in America and other lands around the world. Amaretto di Amore's label (from my older bottle) says it is produced by the Barton Distilling Company which appears to have been acquired by the Sazerac Company in early 2009.