Rome, Italy – Inside the D.O.M Hotel Roma, an elegantly modern hotel in a 17th century palazzo near the Tiber River with 18 guest rooms and suites and restaurant, another surprise awaits: the exclusive Liquor Room, with a far-ranging private collection of distilled spirits from around the world and the first of its kind in Italy.
The refined interior of the spirited space, curated by Italian architect Antonio Girardi, reflects a “modern meets classic” interpretation of Rome’s finest aristocratic homes. Hand-crafted furniture and original artworks create a comfortably elegant space in which to peruse the 33-page menu of the Liquor Room’s Distilleries Collection and then suitably appreciate the selected spirits.
“We are pleased to offer our guests one of the world’s finest private collections of distilled spirits in an inviting space designed to enhance tasting and convivial relaxation. Our Liquor Room menu features hand-selected Whiskys, Rums, Tequila, Mescal and Cachaça, Cognac, Bas-Armagnac and Calvados, Porto and Brandy, Grappa, Fruit Distilles, Vodka, Gin, Genever, Vermouth, Saké and Schochu,” said Matteo Fornasier, Hotel Manager.
“The collection was curated by the owners of Rome’s Enoteca Achilli al Parlamento who are highly respected as experts in wine and gastronomy. Research for unique and rare liquors for the Liquor Room is ongoing, with the menu updated based on findings. Sommeliers of Achilli al DOM oversee the Liquor Room along with Patrizio Boschetto, a world champion bartender.”
Whiskys include a selection of Single and Blended Irish and Scottish Malts, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and New World Whisky from Japan. One of the most prestigious is the Banff Rare Malt Collection Cask Strength 21 Years that was distilled in 1982, with water sourced from Fiskaidly Farms springs. The celebrated Banff Distillery, opened in 1824 on Banff Bay in Inverboyndie, Scotland, ceased operations in 1983.
Rums are sourced from Martinique, including the Vieux Agricole – Carbat 1975, as well as selections from Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Marie Galante, Haiti, Venezuela, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua.
Tequilas from Mexico are offered in Anejo, Blanco, Plata, Silver and Gran Patron Burdeos styles by eight different brands, including Casamigos, Don Julio, Espolon and Patron. There are seven Mescal selections from Mexico and two Cachaça options from Brazil made from fermented sugarcane juice.
There are 10 selections of Cognac du Grande Champagne, including Lherand Vintage 1971, and two choices of Cognac du Petite Champagne.
Aged Brandy from Malaga is offered in three vintages, 1780, 1857 and 1866. Jerez Brandy is a Gran Solera Reserva from Carlos I.
From Italy, the Liquor Room features an inspired selection of Grappa, including a Marolo Grappa di Barolo-15 anni, and a Poli Pavillac 2007, Bottle 2673/5000. Fruit Distillates from Caponella, known for the distilling artistry of Gianni Caponella, includes an Amarena di Montagna, made from sour mountain cherries, and Albiocche de Vesuvio, produced from apricots from Mount Vesuvius.
Eighteen different vodka options are sourced from Poland, Russia, Holland, France, Italy and Japan.
Gin selections include 14 choices from the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany and Spain, as well as Coffey Gin by Japanese distiller Nikka, and two gins from Italy.
There are thirteen selections of Vermouth from distillers in Italy, Spain and France, ranging from Extra Dry, Rosso and Bianco to Vanilla from Italy’s Martini, Mulassano, Carpano, Martelletti, Cocchi and Galliano; Spain’s Sarti and Lustao, and France’s Lillet.
Six different choices of Sakè and Schochu from Japan by producers Sakè Company and Asahi round out the extensive Distilleries Collection offered to guests at D.O.M. Hotel Roma by Liquor Room.
The Liquor Room Distilled Spirits pricing ranges from €10 to €800 per pour depending on the spirit selected. Advance reservations are required to experience the collection. The Liquor Room is also available to host private events or intimate dinners for up to six people.
About D.O.M Hotel Roma
D.O.M. Hotel Roma is an intimate five-star hotel in a 17th century palazzo near the Tiber River with 18 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Set in the heart of Rome on historic Via Giulia, the richly textured interiors were restored and curated by Italian architect Antonio Girardi to reflect a “modern meets classic” interpretation of Rome’s finest aristocratic homes. Handcrafted furniture and artworks include original photographic works by Man Ray and Bert Stein and Andy Warhol silkscreen designs. Achilli al D.O.M. serves an inspired menu year-round, with service in season on the rooftop terrace noted for stunning views and an aromatic herb garden. The Liquor Room, home to one of the world’s largest private collections of distilled spirits that date from the 1780s to today, was designed to enhance tasting and convivial relaxation. D.O.M Hotel Roma, Via Giulia 131, Rome, Italy, derives its name from the initials of a Latin inscription, “Deo Optimo Maximo,” found on the original palazzo turned Claretian monastery. For more information, please visit https://www.domhotelroma.com/en/ and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.