OUR ROOTS – Ferino Distillery


This story was born out of founder Joe Cannella’s curiosity about his 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 their family roots that led founder Joe to discover “rosolio di cannella”, a cinnamon liqueur made in traditional fashion in southern Italy. His resulting obsession led him to create his own Cannella Cinnamon Cordial, and to embrace the bittersweet world of Italian amaro.

In 2017 Joe and his wife Annie moved back home to Nevada where they were both born and raised, and in late 2019 opened Ferino Distillery in the heart of Reno’s original manufacturing district on East 4th Street.