Caffo Antica Distilleria’s official story begins in 1915, when Giuseppe Caffo acquired a distillery in Santa Venerina, Sicily, although he’d been distilling herbs since 1890, when he first started distilling pomace on the side of the volcanic Mount Etna. Today, third generation master distiller Giuseppe Giovanni Caffo leads the company. The Caffo family captures the wild essence of Calabria, Italy, with this aromatic all-natural aromatic herbal liqueur. Vecchio Amaro del Capo is the culmination of four generations of master distillers, and one of this historic distillery’s iconic products. Based on an ancient family recipe, Amaro del Capo is made from 29 different botanicals, including bitter orange and sweet orange peel, liquorice, mandarin, camomile and juniper. The end result is complex yet delicate, and the perfect introduction to the Amaro category for those that are less familiar with bitter flavours.
Clear, burnished coppery amber in colour. The bouquet shows pungent orange zest, floral lavender, orange blossom and jasmine with honey, cloves and cardamom. Bitter quinine with balancing syrupy sweetness on the palate with orange zest, piney juniper, violet, strong clove and black pepper. Lavender notes with honey, black pepper and clove on the seamless finish.