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    Amaro Del Capo 35 Cl70

    Distilleria F.lli Caffo S.r.l.

    Regular price €10,90

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    The symbolic product of the Caffo Distillery is the Vecchio Amaro del Capo, a Calabrian herbal liqueur. The Veccio Amaro del Capo is the result of an ancient Calabrian recipe that was later reworked and improved upon using the experience of four generations of the Caffo family. The Vecchio Amaro del Capo contains the active ingredients of many beneficial herbs, flowers, fruits, and roots from the generous land of Calabria. Infused in the finest alcohol, it aids in digestion and gives a pleasant feeling of well-being. Among the 29 official herbs that make up the infusion are some classic Calabrian tastes and smells such as bitter orange, sweet orange, licorice, mandarin, chamomile, and juniper. Its gentle and aromatic taste is well suited to even the most delicate of palates, not accustomed to "Amarissimi". Remember that, as the best Calabrian tradition dictates, it should be consumed iced (at -2°C in the classic Capo glasses) to enhance the characteristics of the herbs. The Vecchio Amaro del Capo is among the most widespread traditional bitters in Italy and boasts the distinction of being the first amaro to be offered iced, as seen in slogans launched by the company as early as the 70s when consumption mainly took place in the summer and the drink was only distributed in Calabria. In 2010, Vecchio Amaro del Capo was the only Italian amaro to be awarded a gold medal at the world competition in Brussels.

     Alcohol: 35 °



    The entrepreneurial history of the Caffo family dates back to the last decade of the 19th century, when Master Distiller Giuseppe Caffo, born in 1865, began distilling the pomace on the slopes of the Etna volcano. After years of experience in the trade and management of distilleries, he realized his dream by taking over an old distillery in Sicily in Santa Venerina in 1915, with the intention of devoting himself to his passion and passing on his acquired knowledge to his children.
    Initially, the production was based above all on distillates, alcohol, and derivatives of wine processing but, gradually, the Caffo distillery began to produce some liqueurs obtained from ancient recipes, the result of patient and meticulous research and re-elaborations. These products, the result of skilful dosaging of aromatic and medicinal herbs infused in high quality alcohol, immediately won the favor of gourmets and the refined clientele of the time. The then very young Sebastiano Caffo (1901), began to learn from his father all the secrets of his ancient and noble profession, soon becoming a "Master Distiller" himself. Sebastiano Caffo proved to also be a competent businessman taking management over other distilleries as well, including that of S. Paolo di Noto and Castiglione di Sicilia. In the meantime, the other "Caffo Brothers", sons of the founder, had also gained experience in the sector after twenty years from Australia, with the aim of strengthening the family business. Thus the company "Fratelli Caffo - Distilleries of alcohol, brandy and tartaric" was born, a collaboration between Sebastiano, Santo, and Giuseppe Caffo. They aimed to grow the family business by acquiring an existing plant in Calabria in Limbadi, a locality at the time famous for its production of excellent red wine. The presence of the distillery in wine country made it possible to find large quantities of raw materials to be distilled on site, both fresh pomace and wines, with little competition compared to Sicily. Respecting the artisan tradition of the Company, the Caffo Brothers made fundamental transformations over time to the distillation equipment and to the processing of liqueurs in order to obtain optimal results. In 1966, the company was totally acquired by Sebastiano Caffo with his son Giuseppe Giovanni. Today, the family tradition is carried on by Guiseppi Giovanni and his son Sebastiano.
    By combining experience and innovation, the distillery has grown rapidly in recent years and today is the fulcrum of a modern group with branches abroad. In particular, a new production site was built next door to the ancient Limbadi Distillery. In 2006, an existing distillery was incorporated in the province of Udine (Friuli) specializing in the processing of high quality grappa. Furthermore, Caffo Beverages Inc. was founded in 1999. This is an alcohol and wine import company based in New Jersey (USA) responsible for CAFFO products in the United States of America. Wild Orange Srl was born in 2001 and manages various activities of the group, including the management of a sales network made up of about 70 agents and 4 area managers. The new "Liquirizia Caffo" plant in Vibo Valentia was built, specializing in the production of pure Calabrian licorice with the CAFFO and TAITÙ brands. Extracts of aromatic plants mostly grown at the owned farm located in Limbadi in the locality Feudo Montalto, a few kilometers from the Distillery. On the same farm two grape varieties are also grown, Sangiovese di Calabria and Gaglioppo, with which a fine Calabrese red wine is obtained, respecting the ancient winemaking tradition of Limbadi. Most recently, Typical Srl was established in Leipzig, Germany, with the aim of conquering the German market with CAFFO products and other Calabrian specialties, thanks to a direct sales network specially created by the sales staff of the CAFFO group.
    Amaro Bràulio was born in Bormio 140 years ago. Today, as then, it is produced with the same care and dedication using some of the best traditional mountain herbs for a strong and unique taste just like Valtellina.