300 Marquardt Drive, Suite 103, Wheeling, IL 60090
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CelloVia Private Label Spirits

Handmade small batch spirits

Our Products

Chicago Spirit Vodka and Gin competes with Tito's Skyy and Absolut

Chicago Spirit

Our Signature House Brands that proudly reflect the character and spirit of their namesake City 

Silver West Indies style Rum and Barrel Aged Pot Still Rums

Jobu's Rums

Our very own Carribbean Rums with the face of Jobu from the Cult Classic Sports Movie 

"Major League".

Citrus Liqueurs

Handcrafted Citrus Liqueurs made from true natural ingredients. Modern Age flavors produced in an Old World style.

Chicago Spirit Vodka

Chicago Spirit Vodka

Our Handmade Vodka is distilled 6 times from local Midwestern Corn then filter finished 12 times using four different materials to produce an exquisitely smooth and clean spirit.

Mrs. O'Leary's Mule

Ingredients

4 oz. ginger beer

2 oz. Chicago Spirit Vodka

1 lime wedge

Instructions

Stir ginger beer and vodka in a copper mule cup filled with crushed ice; squeeze lime wedge over top and drop into cup.

The Chicago Martini

Ingredients

3 oz. Chicago Spirit Vodka

1/2 oz. olive juice

3 olives, skewered

Directions

Stir vodka and olive juice. Pour over a coupe. Garnish with olives.

Chicago Spirit Gin

Chicago Spirit Gin

Chicago Spirit Gin

  

We start with a light international style of gin, citrus forward and floral that is distilled 4 times.  We then blend it with a London Dry gin aged with organic juniper and polish it nine times with three proprietary materials.

The Classic Negroni

Ingredients

1/2 ounces sweet vermouth 

1 1/2 ounces Campari 

1 1/2 ounces Chicago Spirit Gin 

Garnish: orange slice or twist 

Directions

Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.

Stir well.

Garnish with an orange.

The History of the Negroni

 It is widely believed that the Negroni was created and named for Count Camillo Negroni in the 1920s. The story goes that the drink was invented when he ordered an Americano with gin at Cafe Casoni in Florence, Italy.

Birthday Girl Vodka

Birthday Girl Vodka

Celebrate the day with a special bottle of a special spirit for a special someone!

Gluten Free

Birthday Girl is a Handcrafted Vodka made from 100% local corn grown on Midwest farms... so it's naturally gluten free.

It's a Gift! It's a Card!

Write your own personal message and birthday wishes on the back label for a truly special gift.

Jobu's Silver Rum

JOBU'S SILVER RUM

 Jobu’s Silver Rum - is a blended light rum. The base is a classic light rum distilled from sugar cane molasses in the U.S. Virgin Islands blended with a French West Indies agricole then filter-finished with a six stage filteration for a smooth, fragrant light rum with grassy, herbal and savory overtones.

Jobu's Barrel Aged Rum

JOBU'S BARREL AGED RUM

Jobu’s Barrel Aged Rum - is a light blended rum aged in charred American oak barrels for 2 - 5 years under tropical conditions. Woody, caramel, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Our blended rum is produced in Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana and filter finished in the U.S. employing a six stage filtration employing three proprietary materials.

 

CelloVia Meyer Limoncello

CelloVia Meyer Limoncello

  

Tasting Notes
Fresh Lemon, Honey, Graham Cracker, Clove, and Almond on the finish with a beautifully balanced acidity. 

Inspiration
The flagship of our cello family with an everlasting brilliance of balance and flavor... smooth yet crisp, sweet and still refreshing. Our Limoncello is subtle and simple with an exquisite complexity all at the same time.

Buddah Drop Martini

2 parts CelloVia Meyer Limoncello
1 part Chicago Spirit Vodka
Fresh squeeze of lemon and lime
Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass. 

Finish with a scoop of Lemon Sorbet and a splash of sparkling wine.

CelloVia Blueberry Lavender Limoncello

CelloVia Blueberry Lavender Limoncello

  

Tasting Notes
Orange zest, Coffee, Sage, and Tart Blueberries into Lavender with a sweet candied Lemon finish. 


Inspiration
I have always appreciated the symphonic flavor bridge between blueberries and lavender. This varietal has exquisite depth and quality with a botanical kiss.

Blueberry Lavender Limonata

  

Blueberry Lavender Limonata 

Crush 2 small thyme sprigs
2 parts CelloVia Blueberry Lavender Limoncello 1 part Chicago Spirit Gin
Serve with ice 

Top with lemonade and garnish with blueberries

CelloVia Blood Orange Vanilla

CelloVia Blood Orange Vanilla

  

Tasting Notes
Mint, Licorice, Rich Robust Orange, Floral Vanilla into an Orange Blossom finish. 


Inspiration
This varietal reminds me of being a kid in a candy store. Rich Italian and American Blood Oranges represent seasonal fruit at its finest here. The Fresh vanilla bean adds an elegant sweetness that balances the richness perfectly.

Amaretto Dreamsicle

  

3 parts Blood Orange Vanilla

1 part Amaretto

1 part Cream

3 parts Orange juice

Shaken over Ice and strained into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

CelloVia Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leaf

CelloVia Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leaf

  

Tasting Notes

Cinnamon, Melon, Red Grapefruit Zest, Honey, fresh Vanilla Lime Cream finish.


Inspiration

This is the ultimate palate cleanser. This unique Cello dances on your tongue with an acidic tang and symphonic flavors. The beautiful aromatics of the Kaffir Lime Leaf raise this classic pairing of grapefruit and lime to a new level.

CelloVia Greyhound

  

CelloVia Greyhound

1 ½ oz CelloVia Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leaf Cello

Top with Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice over ice

Garnish with a Lime twist

CelloVia Coconut Lime

CelloVia Coconut Lime

  

Tasting Notes

Sweet lime up front with toasted coconut flowing in on the mid palate. A beautifully rich finish with notes of butter and molasses and nice acidity from the lime circling back around.


Inspiration

What can I say, we put ‘da lime in ‘de coconut and mixed it all together…. This adds a tropical element to our overall spectrum of flavor as well as a warm and comforting reminder of summer fun during the cold winter months. The two flavors marry symphonically as they are superbly balanced. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised as the lime and coconut flow into each other and disappear somewhere between the beach and the palm tree.

CelloVia Gimlet

2 parts Coconut Lime

3 parts Chicago Spirit Vodka

Shaken and strained over ice

Finished with 2 wedges of lime

CelloVia Cherry Lime

CelloVia Cherry Lime

Tasting Notes  

Bright stewed red cherries up front with notes of cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass, and honey. Finishes with fresh lime peel and toasted brioche.  


Inspiration

It’s very hard to derive bright cherry flavor from actual cherries…we were up to the task!  We take 3 different seasonal cherries and macerate them in a Persian lime liqueur base to make this fun and delicious pairing.  Pour this into any cocktail or mixer to create an endless array of your own signature drink recipes!

Cherry Lime Mule

1oz Chicago Spirit Vodka

1oz CelloVia Cherry Lime

Squeeze ½  lime

Top with ice and your favorite ginger beer

CelloVia is an Award Winning Producer

We work very hard to produce the finest possible spirits. While we certainly believe in our methods in producing quality spirits with true natural ingredients, it's nice to hear someone else say it.  

Wine Enthusiast, one of the oldest and most revered ratings establishments in the country, sampled our liqueurs and issued a "Gold Medal" Rating to every cordial in our line. 

They granted an additional distinction to our Coconut Lime Liqueur by placing it on their "Top 100 Spirits" List.  

Awards and Accolades

Wine Enthusiast provides ratings for the top spirits in the world

CelloVia Coconut Lime - 95 Points

  

CelloVia Coconut Lime Made with Persian lime rinds, it’s not a traditional limoncello, but it’s delicious nonetheless. Straw-colored and bright in the glass, it’s slightly sweet and bursting with lemongrass and fresh lime peel. - K.N.  (4/1/2015) 

CelloVia Cherry Lime - 93 Points

  

CelloVia Cherry Lime This nontraditional ’cello is made with Persian limes and three different kinds of cherries. It has a surprising rosy hue and is relatively light bodied, offering sweet, juicy stone fruit and a spiced, warming finish.  — K.N.  (4/1/2015) 

CelloVia Blood Orange Vanilla - 91 Points

  

CelloVia Blood Orange Vanilla Orange rinds furnish a gentle, cloudy yellow hue and mild aroma for this limoncello riff. It’s big and sweet on the palate, showing grapefruit, lemon and a touch of vanilla on the long finish. — K.N.  (4/1/2015) 

CelloVia Blueberry Lavender Limoncello - 90 Points

  

CelloVia Blueberry Lavender Limoncello Ruddy and slightly cloudy in the glass, this tasty, fruit-forward sipper offers cherry and cinnamon, with a fleeting floral hint. Made with lemon rinds, wild blueberries and fresh lavender buds.  — K.N.  (4/1/2015)

CelloVia Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leaf - 90 Points

  

CelloVia Grapefruit Kaffir Lime Leaf  Sweet and viscous, this limoncello variation is a cloudy, light yellow hue. Flavors show plenty of grapefruit plus a faint coconut aftertaste, suggesting tropical drink variations.  — K.N.  (4/1/2015) 

CelloVia Meyer Limoncello - 90 Points

  

CelloVia Meyer Limoncello Made with Meyer lemon, this American riff on limoncello is light yellow and cloudy in the glass and viscous on the palate. Providing plenty of citrus-peel aromas, the flavor mingles orange and lemon, finishing long with white pepper and ginger sparks.  — K.N.  (4/1/2015) 

PRIVATE LABEL SPIRITS PROGRAM

  

Our Private Label Program is ONLY  available to Licensed Distributors and Retailers. It is not intended for direct consumer sales. We will only respond to inquiries from legally licensed entities. 

   

Private Label Spirits

Why Private Label?

Our private label program is unique in that it is designed on a micro platform to allow individual restaurants, bars and other establishments to create their own brand of spirit. Individual branding provides the establishment with the ability to create a unique experience for their customer, promotes customer loyalty and demonstrates an emphasis on quality and care to their patrons. Sounds expensive? It’s not.

Unique Label Design

Your company can design its own label… or our graphic designers will work with you to create your brand using your artwork, look and feel. Each label must have the appropriate legal content and must be approved by the TTB, the Federal agency responsible for distilled spirits.

We manage the submission process at no cost to you. The entire process can typically be completed in approximately 30–45 days. 

Custom Look

We provide several packaging options to create a distinctive cost-effective look. 

We private label Vodka, Gin, Rum, Mixed Cocktails, Liqueurs in variety of sizes and packaging options. From 200 ml, 375 ml, 750 ml, and 1 Liter bottles with screw caps or corks and shrink sleeves we can customize your look.

Pricing

In most cases, we can provide our hand crafted premium spirits with your private label for about the same cost as what you would typically pay for “Well Spirits” without having to purchase in large quantities or make long term commitments. 

Become part of the Booming Craft Spirits Movement

Premium Handcrafted Spirits.…Your own custom label…. Competitively priced…. for as little as one case at a time….What are you waiting for? 

Let's get started!

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300 Marquardt Drive, Suite 103, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, United States

The Team

Chris Chickerneo

Chris, the life force behind CelloVia, is an innovative mixologist with over 10 years’ experience and a total of over 14 years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry. After a family trip to the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, he brought back the fond memory of sharing a bottle of Limoncello with a restaurant owner on the Isle of Capri. He instantly fell in love with this style of handcrafted liqueur and the inspiration to produce CelloVia was born. Since then, he has created over 30 varietals privately, for bars and restaurants developing support and approval from all who have enjoyed.

Melissa Chickerneo

Melissa, is the life force behind the life force….Chris’ beautiful and loving wife. Melissa is a classically trained Chef with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. After learning her craft under the tutelage of master chefs in Michelin star restaurants along the east coast, she moved west to broaden her career and fell in love with Chicago. She has worked in the food industry for over 15 years and has been a chef for over 5 years. Her extraordinary palate, her creative inspirations and culinary skill provide expert consultation for every facet of the company.


Carey Chickerneo

Carey, serves in the capacity of mentor, Carey brings over twenty-five years of experience as a transactional attorney and business entrepreneur, and more than 30 years’ experience as Chris’ dad. His expertise combined with his love of Cello and family, have made this endeavor a delightful pursuit of happiness. He enjoys working in all facets of the business keeping the wheels rolling

Patti Chickerneo

Patti, the proud mama, contributes on many different levels and loves meeting new clients and stimulating sales. Her addition to the team makes it a true family endeavor.

Team Members

Armando Carillo

Armando is our head graphic designer and is responsible for many of the beautiful custom labels we produce. He also contributes  in outside sales.

Stewart A. Behn

Stewart is an outside sales manager with specific emphasis on sales to "off-premise" retailers.

Rene Ortiz

Rene is our Production Assistant and Warehouse Manager. He literally keeps the "juices" flowing.

Kelson Schmidt

Outside Sales - Kelson has been in the industry for many years in various capacities. A man of many talents.

Kevin Borowski

Outside Sales - Bartender, Entrepreneur, Dog Lover