Vecchio Amaro del Capo, Caffo
The history of the Caffo family business dates back to the end of the 19th century, when Giuseppe Caffo, the Master Distiller, class of 1865, began distilling pomace on the side of volcanic Mt. Etna. After years of experience trading and managing distilleries, his dream became reality when in 1915 he bought and old distillery in Santa Venerina, Sicily. He fully dedicated himself to his passion and passed his knowledge along to his children. Giuseppe’s son, Sebastiano Caffo, soon became a Master Distiller himself, and together they founded the company ‘Fratelli Caffo’ with Sebastiano’s brother, Santo Caffo. Initially, Caffo produced a small range of spirits distilled from wine, however the Caffo distillery gradually began producing and earning recognition for their fruit and herbal liqueurs and classic Italian spirits such as Amaro, Limoncino, Amaretto, Sambuca, and aged Grappa.
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Vecchio Amaro del Capo is the flagship of the Fratelli Caffo distillery. Distilled from sugar beets, then macerated with 29 herbs, spices, roots, fruits, and flowers from Southern Italy.
This digestivo italiano is complex on the palate, revealing bittersweet flavors of orange, chamomile, licorice, and juniper. Enjoy cold, at room temperature, or in cocktails, and see how the drink’s expressions change and develop as the temperature changes. It’s herbal aromatics begin to give way to warm fruity flavors and great acidity to balance.