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Aug 23, 2006 02:42 PM

Where to Buy Blanco de Navarra Avellana in the United States?

I went to Spain twice in the past year and absolutely loved it there, especially a liquor we had as a digestive in a restaurant in Madrid. It was a clear Spanish version of amaretto and the brand was called Blanco de Navarra. We were told by our waiter that it was easily available at El Corte Ingles or any store that sold liquor. My two friends and I visited 30+ liquor/convenience/grocery/department stores looking for the darn thing and did not find it! It became a big source of amusement for us and it still is. I bought some regular Avellana from El Corte Ingles but it was caramel in color and did not have the same flavor as Blanco de Navarra. Can anyone help me locate this in the US?

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  1. I've never seen avellana for sale in the US. It's actually a hazelzut liqueur, not almond and peach pit like amaretto. The closest thing to it would be Frangelico, though it's more syrupy in texture.

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    1. re: warrenr

      Now that I think about it, it is a picture of a hazelnut on the bottle. Thanks for the clarification. While I love Frangelico, it's still not like the avellana we had in Madrid at the restaurant by the Royal Palace.