The mountains, the wind, the water – We distilled the essence of Lake Como to create a gin worthy of this very special place. RIVO Gin is our attempt to bottle its magic and bring it to you.
RIVO Gin: Lake Como’s magic in a bottle
It was an early spring day and we were once again looking at our lake – Lago di Como, that is. As it so often does, the lake was showing off its complete splendor: Imposing peaks surrounding deep blue waters and small waves glistening in the mellow light of the sun. The breeze tousled our hair as it carried the fresh scent of nature in full bloom. Taking it all in, we thought: There has to be a way to distill this beauty and bottle it forever! So that's what we did. We decided right there to create RIVO Gin.
The ingredients: Foraged by hand
RIVO Gin is made by distilling 12 select botanicals, including rare ingredients handpicked in the meadows surrounding Lake Como. Three times a year, expert botanists walk miles
along the lake’s mountainous slopes to harvest them. Once they’ve found the right spots, they pick only the best botanicals by hand. It takes lots of time and skill, but is also a deeply satisfying labor of love. Foraging is the art of searching for botanicals in the wild. It reconnects you with nature and the places where our ingredients are taken. Most excitingly, the combination of these special botanicals have never before been distilled into a gin. Thyme, lemon balm, summer savory and anise are among the local herbs we forage and combine with juniper, coriander, cardamom and angelica to create RIVO Gin’s unique flavor bouquet.
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