A damn fine Vermouth and quite a find among American vermouth producers.
Note: We discovered this vermouth and it’s producers quite by accident and glad that we did. Not only do they produce an outstanding vermouth but also a gin and a cranberry and a blueberry bitters to boot! Pretty much a instant set up for a gin martini. Made with Vidal Blanc grapes and brandy.
Along with producing some outstanding wines (from what we have read from others have not tried them ourselves), they produce some truly interesting products with some unique flavors and nuances to their products that you see nowhere else.
Appearance: Light yellow. Edgeline recedes rapidly and leaves droplets on swirling.
First Impression: Nice slightly dry Vidal Blanc grape notes with hints of spiciness.
Taste: Nicely done, deadly smooth vermouth. A bit sweeter than a number of other white vermouths more in a fortified rather than aromatized wine style. In plain English not as heavy on the herbs as a lot of other vermouths and more like a heavy proof wine with some nice spiciness to it.
Drinks: An excellent vermouth for minimalists/purist choice to make a proper gin martini. Also good for a number of other drinks calling for a milder vermouth.
Other: Vermouth is an aromatized wine, and as such it will spoil. Buy a 375 ml (1/2 bottle) unless you use it a lot. Refrigerate after opening and get a new bottle after 2 months or so- you and your guests will appreciate the difference!
Bottle: Very dark green glass with an interesting arty style of label. Dark color and thickness of glass protect the contents from sunlight.
Final Thoughts: It’s clean minamilist style is well suited to the Silver Bullet.
It’s fairly clean but tasty and less challenging for people who want a kinder, gentler, vermouth.
A very well done quick-loading web page with information about their vermouth and their many others products.