More than a century of passion and tradition.
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 (hamlet Dagala del Re), in the province of Catania. Through various generations, it has continued to improve the ancient art of the island’s master distillers. The brothers Salvatore and Giuseppe and sons have brought notable innovations to the family business: the new distillation plant, using avant-garde technology, has allowed them to independently produce, fully respecting the environment and with substantial energy saving, spirits of great value and very high quality which are very competitive on the international market.
Through the productions of spirits, bitters, typical liquors, handcrafted Rosoli and creams liqueurs the Company has taken up the objective of keeping tradition, exalting the fragrances of Sicily and showing love toward their land in guaranteeing authenticity and quality. The prime materials used (citrus, herbs, various fruits), after being collected, are immediately treated using craftsmanship methods in order to keep intact their unmistakable aromas and beneficial properties. Thanks to its commitment, the Russo Distillery has received various and gratifying recognitions at international level in the most prestigious competitions: China Wine & Spirits Competition; Brussels Spirits Award; Alambicco d’Oro of Asti; Acquaviti d’Oro of Termeno (Bolzano); The International Wine & Spirit Competition of London; Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb of Germany.
A few examples: the Limoncello di Sicilia, the Rosolio di Cannella and the Amaro di Sicilia received the gold medal in Brussels; the Grappe have won the Alambicco d’oro and the Acquavite d’Oro, the Cremoncelli the silver medal in London, Brussels and in Germany. The gold medal in London for the Mandarinetto di Sicilia that got also qualifies “Best in class” (the best in its category), and many other prestigious awards.
The Company currently is the only, in eastern Sicily, to distill their own Grappa, Brandy and Alcohol and it exports in most of Europe, in Canada, Japan, Brazil, Colombia, in South Africa, in Australia and in many other countries.
The consumer knows he can rely on the Russo Company because he can count on many years of experience and above all on the authenticity and quality of all its products.