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It's all down to people

Our Del Professore vermouth and spirits reflect the individual stories, dreams and commitment of the people behind them. Our products are the brainchild of a group of bartender friends, chief among them Leonardo Leuci, who set about looking for authentic ingredients with characteristics suited to their interpretation of the art of blending. They then met Carlo Quaglia, a Piedmontese distiller at the head of the historic company founded by his great-grandfather in 1890.

“We wanted to create an ‘authentic’ vermouth made in the traditional manner, representing the style popular in the late 18th-early 19th centuries with superb quality raw materials. We met Carlo Quaglia, a craftsman who was still capable of making these unique spirits, which had all but disappeared, and putting plenty of passion into the process”

Leonardo Leuci, bartender
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Our production ethics

The brainchild of a group of vermouth lovers was therefore brought to life by a true craftsman, with the right mindset and way of working, and the ability to revive forgotten recipes and create products reflecting an almost forgotten craft tradition. Craftsmanship is all about wisdom and patience, the antithesis of the industry’s current trend towards industrialisation. It is about a whole community of people – growers, pickers, master distillers – each contributing, through their own manual skills, to the integrity and quality of the end product. Ours are production ethics in which direct contact – sometimes a real friendship – between all those involved is as important an ingredient as quality, or having the perfect recipe.

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