Kapriol / AQVA LVCE
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 Liquor Kapriol, commonly known as the Distillate of the forest , obtained through a slow and complex distillation, fractioned on the place of harvest, of juniper berries 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 consists of well over 15 botanicals, among which the Hops, the Oregano and the Laurel 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, Camomilla, Cardamom, Carvi, Coriander, Gentian, Lavender, Mint, Pine Mugo, Rosemary and Rosa Canina.