This story was born of curiosity about the history of our family name. “Cannella” is the Italian word for cinnamon. But its origin was a trade name - Cannellas were merchants in the ancient Italian spice trade, dealing in exotic flavors from around the world.
It was this discovery during a trip to Sicily in 2010, and the retracing of our family roots that led us to discover “rosolio di cannella”, a cinnamon liqueur made in traditional fashion. Our resulting obsession led us to create our own Cannella Cinnamon Cordial, and then to embrace the bittersweet world of Italian amaro.
A surprise announcement of coming twins sped up our move from San Francisco, where the company was born, back home to Nevada. It is there that we are launching a distillery of our own, in the heart of Reno’s original manufacturing district, now dubbed the “Brewery District”, on East 4th Street.