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Get your pucker ready, Napa Valley Limoncello Co. has created the first premium Limoncello made from organic Meyer Lemons. Napa Valley Limoncello Co. is a micro-distillery located in the heart of the famed wine growing region. Its new Napa Valley Limoncello XO Blend is rich and juicy with lemon flavors and a hint of vanilla and honey. It can be enjoyed either straight or mixed.
To create the limoncello, lemons are hand-peeled and then carefully examined to remove any trace of pith. Pith, the thin, white, pulp-like substance found on the back of the lemon peel, can add unwanted bitterness. The peels are infused in a spirit to draw out all the essential oils. The Napa Valley Limoncello recently won the platinum prize at the 2009-2010 World Beverage Competition in the Spirits/Liqueur category. The judges of this annual competition are industry professionals from six different countries who judged beverages from over thirty different countries.