ORLANDO, Fla. and FREEPORT, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Danny DeVito -- actor, producer, director and proud Italian American -- has reached back to his roots to bring Americans a taste of Sorrento in Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello. This estate crafted, lemon-flavored liqueur was unveiled today at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. Harbrew Imports, Inc. of Freeport, New York, is launching Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello in the U.S. "We're thrilled to partner with Danny to develop an exquisite Limoncello that's truly worthy of bearing his name," said Richard DeCicco, CEO of Harbrew Imports. "He's a beloved entertainer with a refined palate and a taste for the good life, and this spirit suits his spirit perfectly. We worked closely with Danny to create a unique Limoncello made from the finest Sorrento Lemons. The flavor is a perfect balance of tart and sweet. It's a crisp, refreshing liqueur." Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello is a long way from his childhood lemonade stand in New Jersey where he and his friends "sold the best lemonade you ever tasted" for a nickel a glass. But his new branded liqueur is the "best Limoncello you ever tasted." His Limoncello emerged from his Italian-American heritage and fond memories of visiting Italy's Amalfi Coast with his children years ago. Estate Crafted and Bottled in Italy Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello Liqueur is produced and bottled on an estate nestled amid thousands of lemon trees on Italy's breathtaking Sorrento Peninsula on the Amalfi Coast. His Limoncello is made from the zest -- or the outer, yellow skin -- of flavorful Sorrento Lemons, which are revered worldwide for their remarkable aroma, rich essential oils, exceptional juice and acid content. Sorrento Lemons are cultivated with meticulous care and each tree is protected from the threat of harsh weather by a mesh covering suspended from tall wooden frames. The lemon zest is mixed with sugar, water and alcohol to create the finished product -- a luscious, lemony, 60-proof liqueur best served very cold or over ice. The Limoncello is bottled at the estate in a tall, curvaceous black bottle with a transparent lemon on the front. The label and decorative lemon are serigraphed onto the bottle and then fired. Italian designer Lorenzo Damiano created the bottle and labels. Available Nationwide Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello will be available in retail third quarter of this year. The product will be available initially in 750ml and 50ml "mini" sizes. Harbrew Imports plans to add a 375ml bottle later. The suggested retail price for the 750ml bottle will be $23.99. About Danny DeVito Danny DeVito is an actor, producer and director who has been called one of the entertainment industry's most versatile players. He has directed several feature length films including "The War of the Roses," "Hoffa," and "Throw Momma from the Train." The New Jersey native is a principal in Jersey Films and Television, which has produced more than 20 motion pictures including "Garden State," "Erin Brokovich" and "Pulp Fiction." Though two films co-starring Mr. DeVito won the Academy Award for best picture ("One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Terms of Endearment"), it was the part of Louie De Palma that propelled him into national prominence as star of the hit television show "Taxi." In a 1999 readers' poll conducted by TV Guide, DeVito's Louie De Palma was voted number one in "TV's Fifty Greatest Characters Ever." Current projects for Mr. DeVito in addition to his Limoncello are "Nobel Son" and "Even Money," also starring Forest Whitaker and Kelsey Grammer. He recently starred in "The Good Night," "Deck The Halls," "Relative Strangers," "The OH in Ohio," "Be Cool" and joined the cast of FX's critically acclaimed comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for its second and third seasons. About Harbrew Imports, Ltd. Harbrew Imports, Ltd. is a federally licensed importer and distributor of beverage alcohol products in the U.S. The company was founded in 1999 by Richard DeCicco, a 30-year veteran of the beverage business. The company's brand portfolio includes dozens of wines, spirits and beers, including Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello, Johnny Bench's Bench 5 Scotch Whisky, highly acclaimed Georges Vesselle Champagne in partnership with radio personality Wendy Williams, Gravity Blue - The Blue Elixir with Magic Juan, Chulo and Chula Tequilas with Cruz Martinez and Alicia Villareal, Molly's Irish Cream Liqueur, The Hot Irishman, The Irishman Whiskey, Cuba Caramel, El Amo Tequila, Cuestion Tequila, Try My Lime Caipirinha, and Yanjing - the official state beer of China. Harbrew Imports is based in Freeport, Long Island, New York. Visit online at: www.harbrew.com.
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