It’s a potent mix. Take one impossibly handsome national war hero, Maggiore Galliano, who held off 80,000 men with just 2,000. Name your creation after him. Take tens of thousands of Italian prospectors who flocked to California in the Gold Rush. To remind them of home make your liqueur guess what color? Add a recipe that reads like a medieval elixir of herbs, plants, roots, barks, spices and flower seeds. Follow with a distillation process that’s closer to the creation of the finest perfume, and there you have it: the very essence of Galliano. A spirit which has remained unchanged since it was first blended by Arturo Vaccari in 1896.