Distilleria dell’Alpe Rosen Bitter, imported by Dalla Terra Direct, is now available in Connecticut via Slocum & Sons. First produced in 1951 by Ferrucio de Barnard, founder of Distilleria dell’Alpe in Bastia d’Alpago, the liqueur follows the Venetian tradition defined by the infusion of mountain herbs and berries originally from the Cansiglio forest of the Italian Alps. The infusion takes place in dedicated vessels and lasts for approximately 20 days, with essences such as rose and bay tree providing a deeper aromatic intensity. At the end of the process, infusions and distillates are blended and left to rest for at least 20 days before bottling, amalgamating the aromas and obtaining a bitter, yet intense and harmonious flavor profile. In 2002, the Maschio family, historical Prosecco and Grappa producers from the nearby town of Conegliano, purchased Distilleria dell’Alpe, with an eye on innovating and marketing the classic spirits and liqueurs of the region.