The Fratelli Russo Distillery whose origins date back to 1870, rises up from a pleasant hillock at the foot of Mount Etna, not far from the enchanting Jonica coast, in the town of Santa Venerina in the province of Catania. It has, through various generations, continued to improve the ancient art of the island's master distillers. The brothers Salvatore and Giuseppe have now brought notable innovations to the family business. The new distillation plant, using avant-garde technology, has allowed them to indipendently produce, fully respecting the environment and with notable energy saving, spirits of great virtue and very high quality which are very competitive on the international market. Through the production of spirits, of local liqueurs and of traditional 'rosoli', the Company has taken up the objective of keeping tradition, exalting the fragrances of Sicily and showing love towards their land in guaranteeing authenticity and quality. The prime materials used (citrus, herbs, various fruits) are not treated with chemical agents and, where possible, originate from organic cultivations. As soon as they are harvested they are immediately treated using craftsmanship methods in order to keep intact their unmistakable aromas and beneficial properties. The care with which the Company has tried to revaluate and revive the oldest recipes of Sicilian tradition has received gratifying recognition at international level. The Limoncello di Sicilia was a prize winner in Brussels, Shanghai and London; the Grappa dell'Etna, the Grappa Nero d'Avola and Grappa Moscato di Pantelleria won the 'Alambicco d'Oro' in Asti; the Amaro di Sicilia won the Gold Medal to the Brussels Spirits Awards 2004 and the Mandarinetto di Sicilia won the Gold Medalt to the International Wine and Spirit Competition - London 2005 and the Rosolio di Cannella won the Silver Medal in the same competition. Our devoted clients have shown appreciation for the new line of cream liqueurs: The 'Cremoncelli di Sicilia', produced in many different flavors, lemon, mandarin, pistachio, coffee, cioccolate, almonds, strawberries.
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