Del Professore

Named after “Professor” Jerry Thomas, an iconic 19th century bartender and cocktail pioneer, Vermouth del Professore is produced by a collaboration between the gourmet Federico Ricatto, the historic producer Carlos Quaglia and the passionate Jerry Thomas Speakeasy in Rome. A traditionally crafted product inspired by an ancient Piedmont recipe, the ingredients are the perfect aperitif according to Italian style.

Del Professore Vermouth is one of few types of vermouth on the market made solely from wine and ingredients produced in-house. Quaglia insists that this ensures the intensity and authenticity of the aromas within the vermouth, as they oversee the whole process from grape and herbs to the finished product

“I love preserving and enhancing the aromas, colours and flavours of the raw materials I work with, just as I love waiting patiently for them to mature naturally. I then wait for time and the seasons to pass to make every single batch unique”.

Carlo Quaglia, Distiller and liquor maker

Spices, flowers, fruits

Biodiversity, Piedmontese history and an agricultural culture make for an incredible array of fine raw materials, which express the land from which they hail. Altitude, dry soils, hot days and cold nights: all these have an influence on the local herbs, fruit and flowers, creating highly concentrated aromas. Our distillery, with its own Piedmontese roots, produces and selects some of the spices itself. Others are sourced from small producers whose products express the specific organoleptic characteristics and quality excellence of their places of origin.

Perfection crafted from imperfection

Picking the wild juniper berries from the mountain slopes, brushing and cleaning the wild gentian, extracting the small pink heart from the sweet rhubarb from the Lanzo and Soana valleys: these are just some examples of the work that goes into our products. They show how a good knowledge of the countryside and fine craftmanship can complement nature to bring out the best of her fruit. This is the art behind our range of distinctive products, an authentic expression of the work carried out and a constant quest for perfection crafted from imperfection.

The Experience


Del Professore Vermouth Chinato

Silver Medal, 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Del Professore Aperitivo

Silver Medal, 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Del Professore Vermouth Rosso 2016

88 points, Wine Enthusiast

Del Professore Vermouth Classico 2016

90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Del Professore Vermouth

The Winehunter Hunter Award 2018 – “…for the outstanding quality of the artisanal production, born from passion and devotion.”
The Tasting Commission of the Merano Wine Festival

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