Kapriol / AQVALVCE
San Pietro di Feletto (Veneto), Italy
Ferruccio De Bernard, master distiller, founded Dell'Alpe Distillery in 1948 in Bastia D'Alpago, a village at the foot of the eastern Alps.
Among its various recipes, Ferruccio patents a mysterious drink: the Rosen Bitter, commonly known as the Distillate of the alpine rose, obtained through a slow and complex distillation, fractioned on the place of harvest, of alpine rose and bayleaf infused with other medicinal herbs typical of alpine areas.
In 2002 the company Maschio Beniamino Srl took over the Distilleria dell'Alpe with the intent to carry on and relaunch the range of liqueurs typical of the Venetian tradition, including the Classic Kapriol Liquor, original since 1948.
The recipe of Kapriol Gin & AQVA LVCE consists of well over 15 botanicals, among which the Hops, the Oregano and the Bayleaf stand out, distilled through an ancient technique of "low boiling distillation" (or cold distillation). Many other “botanicals” are then used, typical of alpine resorts, such as Angelica, Camomile, Cardamom, Caraway, Coriander, Gentian, Lavender, Mint, Mountain Pine, Rosemary and Rosa Canina.