In the years, meeting different producers from all over the world has allowed us to enrich our knowledge of what people like to drink.
Bourbon Whiskey was transplanted into the United States by emigrants, most likely arriving from Ireland or Scotland, today it is impossible to know from whom and where.
The difference from the European one, is that it is obtained from the distilling of corn syrup which cannot be in a percentage below 51%.
The distinctive feature of Bourbon is that the distillate is aged in carbonized oak barrels, which release the typical reddish color and the woody taste.
Garrone has found small traditional distilleries in the United States that have survived in some way the prohibition and have kept unchanged over time the way of working by bottling a product that allows you to enjoy its unique characteristics.
Whisky Cream is a recent product. It comes from a mixing of the best of Ireland’s natural products, whisky and cream, in our Baker’s Field there is nothing else.
Several countries in Northern Europe claim the origin of this important liqueur, but two ancient and neighboring empires seem to be entitled to it.
The first productions anticipate the Middle Ages, and it is impossible to give an exact date and place of origin, what matters is that Garrone has found the right balance.
Gin has a similar history but different diffusion.
The first trials that looked like a gin were produced in Italy, in Salerno by monks, who cultivated juniper in their botanical garden and distilled it, to obtain an infusion that exploited its healing quality, this way they obtained a fragrant and pleasant liquor.
The formulation of Gin was modified later in the Netherlands in the mid-seventeenth century by a doctor Francisco Della Boe, whose intent was to find a remedy to treat Dutch soldiers who fell ill with malaria in the East Indies. From Holland the Gin spread more and more to England which reached the peak of production, when William III of Orange in 1690 forbade the importation of foreign distillates; this was done to strengthen its economy and weaken that of the European powers, first of all the France.
The production became so important that Gin was used as part of the salary to be allocated to the workers; the consequences were serious above all from the social point of view, for this brought an increase in the rate of alcoholism in the poorest part of the population with repercussions of public order and security. The British government tried to remedy this with the Gin Act but without success.
Today Gin is a liquor of great fashion produced all over the world. At Garrone we know that the origins are Italian and therefore we gave an interpretation to this great liquor more linked to our territory where the scent of juniper is intense.
The origins of Brandy are linked to the process of distillation of grape juice which underwent variations starting from the 15th century.
Initially the wine was distilled to preserve it and make it easier for traders to transport with ships from one part of Europe to another. The wine was also distilled for an economic reason, in many kingdoms it was taxed on volume, therefore the distillate was sold, and customers watered it down before drinking it avoiding the unpopular tax.
Following the distillation process, it was discovered that by preserving the liquid in old wooden barrels, the flavor improved quality giving it a particular taste. In addition to removing water, the distillation process led to the decomposition of various aromatic components, which remained behind in the still and were discarded, thus creating a liquor with a unique golden color and a particular scent.
These qualities are clearly recognizable in Garrone’s Brandy.