Rich, velvety-smooth, almond-flavored liqueur made with the crushed essence of apricot. For centuries, the flavor of rich sweet almond has been enjoyed in romantic elixirs throughout Italy, Sicily, Greece, the Far and Near East. In folklore, the almond nut has been associated with luck and romance.Amaretto di Amore has been around a while and Amaretto itself has history going way back. You have definitely either seen it in a bar or drank it in a cocktail. 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.