Even though Amaretto is known as an almond-based liqueur, the Disaronno (from the town "Saronno" in Italy) does not contain almonds at all. Rather it is a mixture of apricot pits, sugar, caramel, and 17 types of herbs, spices and fruit extracts. All of these provide the liqueur with unique flavor and aroma. The Disaronno, is a secret recipe dating back from 1525. It is known as the oldest Amaretto brand in the world and it is only produced in Saronno to this day.