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D.C. Liqueur Producer Opens Up Distillery for Tours and Tastings

No need to head to the Amalfi Coast to see how limoncello is created. Just a little more than a year after launching, D.C.'s own producer of the liqueur, Don Ciccio & Figli, is opening up its distillery for tours and tastings.

Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning May 24,  guests will be able to stop in the 2,000-square-foot tasting room at 6031 Kansas Ave. NW. Tastings with half-ounce pours of six liqueur flavors—including limoncello, mandarin, prickly pear, and fennel—will be available for only $5 per person. Founder Francesco Amodeo will also give tours and explain how his products are  made, his family's history of liqueur making in Italy, and how he came into the business. Amodeo, who's created cocktail menus for places like Lupo Verde and previously Bibiana, will also provide guests with cocktail recipes using his spirits. 

Bottles of featured liqueurs will be available on site for $24 each, or $30 for the Concerto (made with barley and espresso). A small shop will sell soon sell ceramic glasses from the Amalfi Coast, where Amodeo is from, and other merchandise. Don Ciccio & Figli currently distributes its products in 10 states (including the District) with two more beginning this summer. 

Amodeo also plans to offer cocktail tasting flights in about a month as well as citrus peeling and bottling workshops.

Don Ciccio & Figli, 6031 Kansas Ave. NW; (202) 957-7792; donciccioefigli.com

Photo courtesy Don Ciccio & Figli

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hotel-Aurora-Amalfi/79422413978?ref=hl Daniela

    with all due respect to Don Ciccio and Sons, Amalfi well worth a visit also for tasting the true limoncello under the stunning pergolas of lemon trees, which unfortunally do not grow up in NY, smelling the scent of lemons and getting in contact with the hard-working farmers who carry the harvest on their shoulders up and down by stone steps. We deserve the same respect!
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