The name says it all: Aperol is the perfect aperitif. Bright orange in colour, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs (including rhubarb) and roots in perfect proportions.
Big Gino Italian Premium Dry Gin
Big Gino is defined as a Gin and English Dry, that is, a dry gin is characterized by a slight spiciness. It is produced by the infusion of botanicals, traditional, in addition to rinds of the pomelo and berries of allspice, also known as allspice. Thus was born a gin, fresh, light and very pleasant.
Limoncello di Sorrento IGP
THE GOLD OF SORRENTO
In the Sorrentine Peninsula the production of lemon liqueur dates back to ancient times and still today is conducted with a transformation system that preserves the traditional and traditional methods of the area, handed down to the present day. PIEMME, since 1986, is the undisputed leader in the production of Limoncello, which can rightly be considered the Gold of Sorrento.
The collection of Sorrento lemons is strictly done by hand, to prevent the fruit from being damaged.
and precedes a series of processes, suitable for the production of Limoncello, which PIEMME produces within its own company.
In fact the infusion phase in pure alcohol and beet sugar (without any additive, syrup or sweetener), the extraction of the skins from the containers (in which the precious infusion remains) and the bottling are carried out in about 4-7 days in the internal laboratory of PIEMME, a true bastion of craftsmanship but characterized by technological innovation and strict quality controls.
Piemme - Liquore Agrumello 500ml
The combination of fresh flavors and intense aromas of the citrus fruits of the Sorrento Peninsula make the Agrumello Piemme a product of extraordinary uniqueness.Orange, mandarin and lemon are combined in this liqueur with strong Mediterranean notes.
Piemme - Liquore Finocchietto 500ml
The scent and the extraordinary aroma of fruits and cultivations typical of the Mediterranean scrub, with the usual attention of PIEMME to the excellence of the raw materials used, are the distinctive traits of the proposed liqueurs: digestive, refreshing or full-bodied, satisfying every taste inclination of those whotaste them.
Just like all elderly people, Elio's paternal grandmother loved to tell stories of past times about the family and the town of Baratili San Pietro where she was born and raised. Despite his very young age, Elio was fascinated to hear about how life was at those times and he was getting so involved that he was losing track of reality. Winter 1939 was terrible because of low temperatures and shortages of food. More so than the residents of Baratili San Pietro, the inhabitants of the foothill towns at 10 km were experiencing even harder times. Towards the end of December, they were so hungry that they started to pick myrtle berries: at first, to eat them and then to give them as an exchange in kind. One day Elio's grandmother tried to put them in water in an attempt to preserve them for longer. She obtained a herbal tea that her children didn't like and neither did she. Since her husband was distilling Vernaccia wine, she took a measuring cup full of myrtle berries and filled it with the distilled liquor. The immediate reaction was a furious argument with her husband who complained about her use of the liquor. He then boasted of producing the first myrtle-based liquor! To remember that story, Elio wanted to produce a high quality Mirto: the Pilloni Mirto, produced using the same identical method as his grandmother's. He takes myrtle berries and places them in an infuser before filling the infuser with alcohol to cover them up. This is all done without considering costs but to simply retrace a recipe that became a slice of life.
Grappa Nardini - Riserva 15 years
“Innovation in the name of tradition”, this is the objective of Nardini, affirmed leader in the market of quality grappa made in Italy. Nardini is part of two prestigious associations that aim to preserve and enhance the cultural value of historical companies and the families that run them.
Ditta Bortolo Nardini is comprised of two distilleries, both located in the Veneto region: one in Bassano del Grappa and one in Monastier near Treviso.
The fresh grape pomace is carefully selected, sourced from the foothills of north Veneto and Friuli. After a resting period in silos where fermentation begins, the pomace is distilled from the end of October to the beginning of May.
The grappa remains for one year in stainless steel tanks for refining of the “Bianca” and a minimum of 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels for the “Riserva”. The expert blending of the distillates obtained from the two distilleries produce a high standard of quality and a continuity of aroma and taste distinctive of the Nardini product line.
The idea of a special aging first came to light in the 1980’s. It became reality in 2004, when the Nardini Riserva 15 anni was launched to celebrate 225 years of the company’s history. An exclusive product obtained by long aging in Slavonian oak barrels and bottled in the classic Bordelaise style in 70 cl, in an elegant package.
A careful farming of the vines, the utmost care in the winemaking process and the elegant packaging are the most important aspects that contribute to strengthen at each harvest the deep bond between TOSO and their great wines; a bond made of respect for the tradition aiming to moderately bind the past with the future of Italian oenology.
The industrial premises extend over 10.500 sq. metres of covered surface, where the administrative offices, the winemaking and bottling units, the storage areas for wines and sparkling wines are located. The uncovered surface extends over 38.000 sq. metres and includes areas for the circulation of heavy means of transport, for parking and gardens all surrounded by luxuriant vineyards.
Professionalism and love for their work have allowed TOSO to succeed in the leading markets, and to get at the same time the most important goal: the production oh high quality wines and sparkling wines.
As many recipes using almonds, is a very old tradition and has its origins in 1500. In the town of Saronno to the painter Bernardino Luini was commissioned a fresco depicting the Virgin and the Adoration of the Magi . The fresco is still visible in the Santuario della Beata Vergine dei Miracoli. Legend has it that during the period when the artist lived in Saronno alloggiasse at a particularly beautiful innkeeper , of which he fell in love to the point of using her as a model for his Madonna . To thank him , she offered him an elixir of herbs, toasted sugar, bitter almonds and brandy that was immediately appreciated and spread in no time. The liquor then maintained a sense of affection and friendship, and is now one of the most popular Italian products abroad. Is not translated, and the name remains the same in all languages. In the town of Saronno is located the historic establishment of the company Illva Saronno Spa, producer of the liquor with the brand " Disaronno ".
The recipe of the Amaretto Disaronno includes the use of almonds essential oils combined with sweet spices. It has a bitter-sweet taste, an amber colour and a final note of almonds.
Curiosity: the rectangular bottle was designed by an artist of Murano, an isle in the Venice Laguna known for its handmade glassware production.
White Vermouth Riserva Carlo Alberto
Vermut Bianco is a great classic of Italian tradition as aperitif but also as great after dinner, protagonist of the salons and bars, a product of great tradition. The Reserve Carlo Alberto named in honor of the Italian King Carlo Alberto, particularly lover of Vermut, representing since 1837 a great excellence in the field, producing a full and consistent range. This White Vermouth comes from a careful selection of 25 herbs and spices and is characterized by a unique and enveloping taste that best reveals its low temperature character, smooth or in addition to all the classic cocktails that the company requires.
Vermouth Extra Dry Riserva Carlo Alberto
Since 1837 the Carlo Alberto Reserve produces an absolute quality Turin's Vermouth and the Extra Dry version is surely the most versatile and drinkable, ideal as an aperitif, even mixed, or for after dinner thanks to the high digestive value of the Herbs used for its composition. From its decisively dry character, this Vermouth is flavored with 21 herbs and spicesand the starting point is the white wine of Erbaluce Caluso and the more famous Moscato d’Asti. An exquisite white in aroma and freshness that meets orange, cinnamon, saffron, thyme and much more, expressing great elegance and sophistication in a perfect and harmonious body.