Our History

The year was 1937, the country was in the midst of the Great Depression and the entire City of Cincinnati was flooded as the Spring waters jumped the banks of the Ohio river. It was in this bleak setting that a young Deno Spaccarelli (pictured to the left!), perhaps acting on the challenge of President Roosevelt that there was “nothing to fear but fear itself” decided to open his first apothecary on Erie Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati. It was here that he would compound custom prescriptions in the pharmacy and custom sodas at the fountain. And that is where our story begins. Eight decades later when the last Deno Apothecary was closed and the books were settled, we set out to keep the family tradition alive by bottling our apothecary sodas for all the world to taste.
We employ the use of natural botanical extracts, juices, cane sugar, natural apothecary flavors and triple filtered carbonated water to provide you with an all-natural sparkling craft soda that makes no excuses for it’s sweet deliciousness. In 12 ounce glass bottles it is a treat to be enjoyed, not a gallon to be gulped. Chill a bottle and drink it cold with or without a glass and ice. We know you will agree, life is better with a few simple indulgences.
Drink it in! You deserve it!