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Amázzoni, Brazil’s First Craft Distillery Devoted to Gin

In a rustic producing cachaça, the caipirinha was the one cocktail of selection, that’s till Italian architect Arturo Isola demanded a gin laced Negroni. In 2017, Amázzoni was born, marking Brazil’s first-ever craft gin spirit.


Photograph Credit score: Leonardo Ramadinha

“A brand new craft motion began to happen and completely different sorts of spirits had been being produced, the gin class as essentially the most shining star,” shares founder Isola.

Not solely did Isola fill a void within the Brazilian marketplace for high-quality, domestically made gin however achieved the primary (and largest) impartial gin-only distillery in Latin America.

Which means Amazons or feminine warriors, Amázzoni pays tribute to the world’s largest rainforest in South America—famed for its biodiversity—by foraging 5 native botanicals from 5 biomes to develop a London Dry-style gin. The distillery sits on an 18th-century espresso farm in Paraíba Valley northwest of Rio de Janeiro.


Amázzoni has introduced the true style of the Amazon Forest to the states with two gins – Amázzoni Gin and Rio Negro.

  • Amázzoni Gin: A “easy, academic gin” for brand new drinkers; folding first-time botanicals into the juniper base: Brazilian nut, cocoa, maxixe, cipò cravo, and Victoria regia (a kind of water lily).
  • Rio Negro: A richer, extra advanced model of the unique gin; swapping maxixe and cipó cravo from the nonetheless with extra cocoa from Bahia, citrus, and laurel leaves. “[It’s] a gin I like,” Isola shares.


Since launching, Amázzoni has gained a number of prestigious awards together with 2018’s ‘World’s Finest Craft Producer’ in London and Double Gold medal within the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Competitors, whereas remaining a socially acutely aware, environmentally sustainable model dedicated to Amazon conservation (and tradition).




Negroni da Fazenda

Negroni da Fazenda


  • 1 oz. Amázzoni Rio Negro au chocolat*
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • ½ oz. Crimson Vermouth
  • ¼ oz. Amaro Lucano or comparable

Preparation: Put the elements right into a mixing glass after which add ice. Stir barely and pressure right into a glass tumbler with a strong ice-cube inside. Garnish with an orange slice and a cocoa seed. *Amázzoni au chocolat. Macerate 1½ tbsp. of cocoa seeds into 750ml of Amázzoni gin for twenty-four hours.



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