Luxardo Maraschino Originale is a classic, and the Luxardo family still produces this wonderful liqueur according to the original formula used by Girolamo Luxardo in 1821. The patented, hand-woven, straw-plaited round bottle has become an iconic symbol of the brand. Maraschino is one of very few liqueurs produced by distillation. It is made from the Luxardo Marasca cherry, a sour cherry variety cultivated exclusively by Luxardo in the Veneto region of Italy. It is aged 3 years in Larchwood, and the distillate is allowed to mature for one to two years in Finnish Ashwood vats – a wood that does not lend its color even after many years of maturing. The spirit is then diluted and sugared.