Once served as an around-the-clock aperitif, Vermouth is now a mainstay in any cocktail makers drinks cabinet. Often found mixed into the likes of a Martini, Negroni or a Manhattan, this botanical flavoured wine has been pepping up our drinks since the 19th century.
Initially produced in Italy, this aromatized white wine was first drunk medicinally but has quickly become popular all around the world due to its versatility and exciting flavours.
Vermouth can be split into two types, dry and sweet, and are both made in a similar process. First, neutral grape wine or an unfortified grape must is fortified with another spirit, then dry botanicals such as bark, seeds, peels or herbs are added to give an interesting flavour profile. Sweet versions then have sugar added to sweeten the final product and often are coloured with a slightly red hue.
Perfect in a cocktail or drunk on its own before a meal, the types of Vermouth available vary significantly in taste, with many having spiced or vanilla tones. To find out more about the different styles and flavours of Vermouth, why not have a look at the selection we have on offer today.