A distinctive pale yellow , herb liqueur from Italy Galliano was first made as a tribute to a Major Giuseppe Galliano by Armando Vaccari in 1896.
The major held the fort of Enda Jesus for 44 days before he was ordered to surrender during the Italian – Abyssinian war of 1895-96. To this day a picture of this fort is on the label of every bottle.
First made in Livorno Italy , it has since moved to a modern liqueur plant in Salara near the city of Milan. Made from a blend of over 30 different herbs and a variety of flowers , berries , and roots , vanilla and anise is added then all the ingredients are infused and distilled into a delicious spirit.
After distillation it rest in glass tanks for 6 months during which all the flavours are allowed to harmonize then it is filtered and bottled.
Galliano is known for the Harvey Wallbanger and how this drink came about was there was a skilled surfer in California by the name of Harvey who had lost a competition so to console himself he went up to the bar and ordered his usual Vodka and Orange Juice ( Screwdriver ) and floated some Galliano at the top. After a few too many when he got up to leave he bounced from wall to wall earning the nickname Harvey the Wallbanger and from that time on the drink carried his name with it.
Interesting indeed as well as Harvey Wallbanger I like it too with White Creme de Cacao and cream in the Golden Cadillac.