Located in the heart of the Reno Brewery District, the Ferino Distillery specializes in handcrafted, Italian-inspired amaros with a uniquely Nevadan twist. And short of an overnight flight to Italy, this family-owned and operated distillery serves aromatic spirits you simply won’t find anywhere else. With a full bar, coffee bar, and in-house production room, stop by the Ferino Distillery in Reno, NV to sip some seriously spicy liquors including the award-winning Cannella Cinnamon Cordial, Fernet Cannella, and Amaro Cannella.
Not only is “Cannella” the family name behind the Ferino Distillery; it’s also the Italian word for “cinnamon.” And each of the fragrant spirits produced and bottled onsite is infused with a touch of cinnamon to invoke a scintillating sipping experience unlike any other.
The Story Behind the Ferino Distillery
When Ferino Distillery founder Joe Cannella visited Italy in 2010, he became enraptured by the array of traditional liqueurs he tasted while on tour. Specifically, the cinnamon-infused spirits that harked back to ancient Italy when spiced liqueurs were a favorite beverage.
Joe Cannella returned to the United States with a newfound passion for cinnamon spirits and began experimenting at home making cinnamon liqueurs in the traditional Italian fashion. A company was born. In 2019, Joe launched his own amaro distillery in Reno, Nevada. Today, you can taste all of his flavorful concoctions and take a distillery tour to learn how the Ferino Distillery is upholding ancient Italian distilling methods, smack dab in the “Biggest Little City in the World.”
Ferino Distillery Spirits
With three award-winning cinnamon liqueurs, you’ll find plenty of ways to spice up an afternoon or evening at the Ferino Distillery. The distillery features a full bar, bottle shop, and coffee bar, so you can grab a craft cocktail, sample the small-batch spirits, and even get a dose of caffeine when you’re ready to head back out into the world.
Try the Cannella Cinnamon Cordial, which is the Ferino Distillery’s original liqueur and a classic, after-dinner sipper rich in cinnamon notes. The Amaro Cannella is a bitter liqueur with an anise-forward nose and hints of citrus, and of course, cinnamon. Finally, the Fernet Cannella is for those aperitivo aficionados who love a bitter potion. Herb-infused with myrrh, saffron, and turmeric, the Fernet Cannella is a must-try!
The Ferino Distillery in Reno is open Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, on Saturday from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Closed on Mondays.
Take a tour of the Ferino Distillery and see how these cinnamon spirits are made! Master distiller and owner Joe Canella leads tours of the grounds with tastings of the Nevada-born liqueurs included. Pricing for a distillery tour is $25 per person and reservations must be made in advance.