As usual, a slew of new spirits hitting the market this spring.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Tempus Fugit Spirits announces two vintage-style vermouths, imported by the Anchor Distilling Company.
Details.com likes me to write about the trendiest of trends, so I skipped the big macrotrends like mezcal and expensive bourbon, and focussed instead on the small stuff.
broVo Spirits Announces Four Vermouths The four vermouths are named Witty, Pretty, Jammy and Pink. Witty Dry white vermouth, recipe authored by Jon Christiansen, Beverage Director at Monsoon, Monsoon East, and Ba Bar - Seattle and Bellevue, Wash. Witty is made in a four-stage process. Witty uses Sauvignon Blanc as the base. We macerate angelica and chamomile in overproof NGS, then remove the herbs and let it rest for a week. We macerate ingredients including lemon peel, rosemary, coriander, fennel, orange peel, cardamom and dried rose in overproof NGS, then remove the herbs and let it rest for a week....
The marriage of the vineyards and the gardens of California, Jardesca California Aperitiva is a blend of sweet and dry white wines, and an eau de vie, with 10 different botanicals.
Vya vermouth's new El Vermut comes in a 20 liter plastic bottle. You attach it to a tap system and serve. Boom! Vermouth on tap.
These were some cool Martini vermouth ads in the museum that I saw on my recent visit. The same extra dry vermouth that makes marvelous martinis is something special on the rocks. Great straight...on the rocks. Martini & Rossi imported vermouth is so nice on ice! Easy to make, easy to take, it's the drink for sophisticated people. Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth is a mustissimo for Manhattans, too. Mmmmm! Related articles How Martini & Rossi Vermouth is Made: A Trip to Pessione, Italy Celebrating Martini Vermouth's 150th Anniversary and New Visitors' Center (Re)Introducing Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth
This summer I visited Turin and Pessione Italy with Martini vermouth. The distillery hosts the Martini visitors' center and museum, and in this post you can read about how Martini vermouths are made. On one particularly lovely day, our group piled into cars and drove around the countryside to see the local herbs used to make the vermouth. We turned off into one field where we saw many local herbs growing: a few varieties of wormwood, chamomille, cilantro, and the very aromatic local peppermint. Then we stopped into a farm cooperative where Martini sources many of the botanicals for the...