Corretto, Monachus

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Inspired by the Italian custom of drinking espresso with Sambuca - sweet, anise-flavoured liqueur, the combination known as caffe corretto, or proper, “corrected” coffee, we made a coffee and anise distillate.

Capacity (L): 0,5

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About Monachus Correto

Introducing Corretto - Sixth Batch

Alc.vol.: 42%

Ingredients: Ethiopia coffee, star anise

After exploring Italian and Istrian customs of drinking caffe corretto and searching for the best ingredients, we developed this distillate as our original recipe and idea.

Inspired by the Italian tradition of sipping espresso with sweet Sambuca, creating the iconic caffe corretto, we bring you Corretto - a harmonious blend of Ethiopian coffee and star anise.

Crafted with specialty coffee from Cogito Coffee Roasters, sourced under fair trade conditions, this distillate captures the essence of rich, sweet Ethiopia coffee. Paired with anise, it unveils a fragrant symphony reminiscent of a just-opened chocolate box.

On the palate, the refreshing notes of anise entwine with the sweet, chocolaty allure of Ethiopia coffee, leaving a lingering toffee aftertaste. Made in Istra recommends enjoying Corretto at room temperature, post-meal, or explore its versatility in various concoctions, from long drinks with tonic to the classic espresso martini.

Elevate your sipping experience with Corretto – a transparent distillate with a hint of dark coffee essence, adding a touch of magic to every sip.

About Monachus Distillery

Monachus was founded as a channel of expression for passion and interest in flavours and aromas, the specific natural environment of the Istrian peninsula, and sustainability.

Only a year after launching their first product- Monachus Dry Gin in the wake of the global pandemic in February 2020, they had their first export, and that to Japan in February 2021. The second shipment to Japan followed in November 2021, and Monachus distillates appeared on the menus of bars all around Japan, among which two are listed on the World's and Asia's 50 Best Bars. In 2022, they started exporting to Slovenia, and Monachus is being recognized by some of the best restaurants in Croatia and its surroundings. All of it is from their former garage in Premantura.

But let's rewind to the beginning when driven by curiosity, they travelled to some of the best European distilleries, from the big, renowned producers, to small family farms- tasting the finest of the European fruit brandy production and spirits obtained by maceration and distillation of herbs, flowers, and nuts (all of it spiced with the gin craze in the last 10 years). Educating themselves on the matter of fermentation and distilling, ingredients and flavours through books; going foraging, experimental fermenting, and distilling in a petit still that they ordered from a second-generation blacksmith near Zagreb, all led to packing their bags to Japan to learn hands-on about working with herbs, fruit, and alcohol to extract and capture the flavours at the Mitosaya Botanical Distillery in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo. 

Mitosaya is one of the fastest-growing Japanese craft distillery brands, where Yuko Yamamoto and Hiroshi Eguchi stand for botanical discoveries and perpetual experiments with Japanese fruit and herbs. From them, Monachus draw inspiration and knowledge to work with citruses, uses fresh instead of dried herbs in the production, and always makes time for new ideas.

Monachus focuses on working with local, certified organic or low-intervention fruit and wild herbs, experimenting with fermentations and flavours, getting to know all the suppliers, and knowing exactly which orchard fruit is coming from. The human touch in production and transparent ingredient sourcing has been one of their core values from day one. Monachus flavour experiments often include the use of citruses and coffee, whose use has become their signature already. Fermenting citruses is an endeavour that not many distilleries embark on, as the yield is low. In their small, experimental production, Monachus value refined products from the best possible ingredients far more than the mere quantity.

Monachus avoids following the established rules of the industry, as they were always more interested in gastronomy and fair production than spirits competitions. What they define as a real success of their products is the fact that people want to drink and enjoy them, chefs want to have them on their beverage lists, and mixologists want to create flavour combinations with them. And that's what matters.

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