Distillery tour, Spirits & Liqueurs tasting (9 hrs)

Distillery tour Spirits Liqueurs tasting, liquors pairing lunch, Puglia - Castle & Museum

128 Liquorificio Essentiae Ext

Spirits & liquors pairing lunch in a trendy restaurant in Ugento, Puglia

Visit of Castle, Museum, Crypt + Wine Spectator Top100 wines pairing lunch

Rediscover the ancient arts of Mediterranean liqueur making

ESSENTIAE SPIRITS & LIQUEURS, Mediterranean fruits, alchemists, castles, ancient crypts and trendy restaurants.

ESSENTIAE was born in order to rediscover the ancient arts of Mediterranean liqueur making and produce elixirs and jams.

Absolutely natural, the products are made in traditional way without the use of preservatives, dyes and chemical additives.

For the infusion are used unprocessed seasonal fruits, organically grown and harvested the day before being infused.

The traditional process of the production process makes the elixirs unique, genuine and of high quality.

The beloved guests of WFTI will meet Emanuele De Gaetani and with him they will enter the spirit of these places by visiting the Castle and the Museum, then you will taste the spirits & liqueurs pairing fish lunch in the historic center.

Followed by a visit to the citrus groves and liqueur tasting mini-masterclass… plus an handcrafted final gift!

Puglia

LOCATION:
Liquoreria ESSENTIAE DEL SALENTO – Via dei Messapi, 2, Torre San Giovanni (LE)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
FOOD GEMS – SPIRITS & LIQUEURS – AMAZING LOCATIONS

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 9

Please note that this experience lasts about 8 to 10 HOURS.

Nature, History, passionate craftsmen

Absolutely natural, the extracts are prepared by hand without the use of preservatives, dyes and chemical additives of any kind.

The exceptional organoleptic characteristics of our liqueurs, such as the strong and resistant perfume, the intense and unmistakable taste and the bright color are therefore due to the exclusive production process, manual and traditional, and above all to the use of highly selected fresh products.

For the infusion, untreated seasonal fruits are used, exclusively from Salento, organically grown and harvested when fully ripe in the Mediterranean sun the day before being put in the fusion.

The selection and peeling of citrus fruits is done manually.

The seasoning takes place in the dark and the filtering with a linen cloth by free fall.

This production process, so slow, traditional and manual, makes our elixirs simply unique, genuine and of high quality.

A day in the company as master distillers, in the midst of stories dating back thousands of years

  • Reception at the liquor factory and meeting with private Ambassador (English-speaking)
  • Welcome aperitif with sweet & savory buffet and cocktails with the use of our products (jams, marmalades & sweets)
  • Visit to the Ugento Castle and Museum with a private English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a trendy restaurant in the historic center of Ugento
  • The Grand Fish & Spirits Lunch will be paired with Essentiae spirits and with Apulian wines from Wine Spectator Top 100 list.
  • Extensive visit with a reserved English-speaking guide to the very ancient Crypt of the Crucifix and walk in the ancient village and in the midst of our orchards from which we collect the various types of fruit for liqueurs, with a stop at the ancient cellar to be restored where it will be built in the coming years our Liquor Resort.
  • Return to the headquarters and presentation of the company and our traditional production methods
  • Tasting of liqueurs and distillates, in the form of a mini-masterclass of spirits tasting, with a visit to our shop for any purchases
  • Goodbye cocktail and complimentary souvenir delivery (pocket phial holder in hand-crafted leather, with three full phials)

The Grand Fish & Spirits Lunch

  • Starter: Lobster in its mayonnaise, celery, red onion, green apple & ginger
  • First courses: Pacchero “Gerardo di Nola”, small squid, cherry tomatoes and black chickpeas from Zollino – Potato buttons, goat ricotta cheese, lime, mint and black cabbage
  • Main course: Turbot, Beurre Blanc, borage and orange
  • Dessert: Short pastry, marzipan, vanilla cream, rosemary lemon curd, medlar.

(sample, will vary according to seasons)

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 500

“Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 2000
Pax 3: € 1340
Pax 4: € 1000
Pax 5: € 800
Pax 6: € 670
Pax 7: € 580
Pax 8: € 500
MINOR (6-17 yo): Pax € 200
INFANT (0-5 yo): Pax € 100”

Please note that this experience lasts about 8 to 10 HOURS.

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • Mr. Emanuele De Gaetani revealing the secrets of Mediterranean art of Spirits
  • The organically grown fruits
  • The Castle & Museum of Ugento
  • The Crypt of the Crucifix, a 12th-century rock church

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Ulia, Mediterranean Gin aged in olive wood
  • Herbal & Fruits liqueurs & spirits
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STEP BY STEP

  • Reception at the liquor factory
  • Meeting with private Ambassador (usually the owner, Mr. Emanuele De Gaetani)
  • Welcome aperitif
  • Guided visit to the Ugento Castle and Museum
  • The Grand Fish & Spirits Lunch
  • Guided visit of the very ancient Crypt of the Crucifix
  • Walk in the ancient village
  • Walk in the midst of our orchards
  • Return to the headquarters and storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Exclusive and private tour in our laboratories
  • Mini-masterclass of spirits tasting
  • Goodbye cocktail and complimentary souvenir delivery
  • Free time
  •  Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • Mr. Emanuele De Gaetani revealing the secrets of Mediterranean art of Spirits
  • The organically grown fruits
  • The Castle & Museum of Ugento
  • The Crypt of the Crucifix, a 12th-century rock church

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Ulia, Mediterranean Gin aged in olive wood
  • Herbal & Fruits liqueurs & spirits

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