Vermouth, derived from the german word for wormwood wermut, is a fortified wine that is aromatised with various botanicals including roots, flowers, seeds, herbs spices and barks. Historically it was used for medicinal purposes and the modern versions started being produced in Turin, Italy in the mid to late 18th Century. It is often drunk as an aperitif and is also the key ingredient in various classic cocktails including the martini, manhattan and negroni.
The exquisite dryness of Carlo Alberto Extra Dry makes it the perfect vermouth for smooth and drinkable Martini cocktails. Produced using the Muscat wine of Asti, Carlo Alberto’s Extra Dry vermouth stands out from others in its class due to the light, soft tones it offers. The dry Muscat Asti is teamed with 21 different botanicals which offer a touch of spice, herby undertones and a delicious finish which makes you want to go back for more.
Believed to be the first ever example of vermouth and credited with creating the word, Carpano is one of the world’s most recognisable and esteemed producers of this sweet, spicy drink. Carpano Biano Vermut offers a powerful hit of herbs and spices combined with a hint of vanilla and a rich, sweetness which creates an almost festive atmosphere. The richness is offset by the powerful spiciness, making this an enjoyable pre-dinner drink.
With the distinctive design and recognisable Italian flair of its marker, Carpano Classico Rosso is a rich and sweet vermouth which can be enjoyed in a wide number of ways. With all the characteristics of a quality red vermouth, Carpano Classico Rosso is fragrant, spicy and leaves you wanting at least one more sip. It’s a classic combo that works and the sweetness is well-balanced with that touch of spice.
Cinzano Vermouth Rosso 1757 is a splendidly aromatic vermouth from the long-running Italian brand, made with a carefully considered blend of herbs and spices. Gorgeously rich drinks await! The name '1757' refers to the year that the two Cinzano brothers, Giovanni and Carlo, opened up shop and began their legacy.
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino is a classic Italian vermouth which is made to a 100 year old family recipe and delivers on every count from flavour to aroma to mixing quality. Warm notes of red fruit and orange come through and deliver a versatility which ensures this is a vermouth you can both enjoy and share. The palate is cherry rich with menthol coolness and is has a full-bodied character coming to a rounded finish which is refreshing and beautifully blended.
Rich and inviting from first opening Dolin Chambery Rouge teams fresh grassy notes with deeper spices. Offering a complex palate of both fresh citrus flavours and the tempering influence of cinnamon and Szechuan pepper. Sweetness is the overriding flavour of this drink but there is a subtle spiciness which adds more to the overall flavour. Whether mixed into a traditional cocktail or enjoyed on ice, Dolin Chambery Rouge exudes class and refinery.
Sweeter than a summer day, Chamberyzette takes all the finery of Dolin vermouth with the additional flavouring of wild strawberries. The combination is refreshing and an alternative to your average vermouth. Steeped in history the Dolin Company knows its stuff when it comes to vermouth and the creativity used to create this strawberry-fresh alternative is a modern twist whether drank on its own or mixed into cocktails. There aren’t many flavoured vermouths on the market and so this one is certainly worthy of a spot in your drinks cabinet.
Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato is a Vermouth di Torino that uses wines from Moscato d'Asti and three types of wormwood– Absinthium, Pontica and Vulgaris. It is named after the colour – ambrato is Italian for amber.
Rubino is one half of Martini's Riserva Speciale range, using concentrated botanical extracts which are rested in oak for more than two months. This Vermouth di Torino that uses wines from Piemonte, including Langhe Nebbiolo and three types of wormwood– Absinthium, Pontica and Vulgaris. It is named after the colour – rubino is Italian for ruby.
The Daddy of dry vermouths. Fino Sherry style dryness with cloves and Cardamom followed by squishy white supermarket grapes. The finish retains the spiciness with a dry floral notes of bitter pear and apple.
Point and a half to the Italians! Stewed summer fruits with vanilla pods and Manuka honey and burnt lemons. Fat plum and bitter raspberry finish with a slightly tannic feel. Crying out for Gin and sweet vermouth!