Today we take a temporary departure from the vine and focus instead on not a grape, but a different fruit, one of our favorites for so many reasons, and that is the all mighty lemon!
What do they say, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?
Not today, We say limoncello! The iconic Italian liqueur which dates back to the Middle Ages. And not only Limoncello but we say Gin! Why gin you ask? Not only is Italy the birthplace of Gin, but this particular gin we’ll be talking about today is infused also with lemon, our featured fruit, not just any lemon, but with the famous Femminello St. Teresa lemon. This lemon is also known as Sorrento from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, where this specific lemon reigns supreme!
Our first guest will be Elwyn Gladstone. Elwyn is the Founder and Proprietor of his New Jersey-based spirits company Biggar and Leith. He launched the Malfy Gin brand now the #1 selling premium flavoured gin in Ontario.
Malfy is family owned by the Vergnanos who have made distilling spirits a family tradition for over 100 years… Elwyn will fill us in on his company, the award winning Malfy Gin and a little about the almighty ingredient the Amalfi coast lemon!
Next we welcome Nicola Dal Toso the producers of the Rossi D’Asiago Limoncello. Once again the #1 selling Limoncello in Canada. The Dal Toso family has been using the same recipe generation after generation. Producing the all natural Limoncello at their family owned distillery using our star fruit of discussion today the limone from south western Italy!
When life gives you lemons…drink Limoncello from Rossi D’Asiago