A beautiful accompaniment to your appetizers or as a post-meal breather, this Vermouth boasts rich spice notes with just the right amount of bitter and sweet to open up your palate. Whether you’re using it to make the perfect Martini or on its own, this is the only Vermouth you’ll need. 36 proof
Produced in Italy from classic recipes, the Alessio Vermouths are another stunning offering from Tempus Fugit Spirits. What's not to love about a spirits maker whose tagline states they're "dedicated to the glory of a well-made cocktail?" Yeah, we couldn't think of anything either. Tempus Fugit Spirits got started in 2001 with the creation of their distinctive Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe. They've since crafted over 25 different incarnations of the fabled elixir. Discontented with a lack of European expressions, they became an independent US importer of small batch absinthe when it was re-legalized in the states as of 2007. But it's not just about absinthe at Tempus Fugit Spirits - they're proud to source and recreate rare spirits and liqueurs for the discerning connoisseur. Many of their prized spirits would have been lost to history but are now finding a new fan base in America's resurging craft spirits movement. This is a "geeky" spirits company in the best sense of the word and we love them for it.
Landing on the more bitter end of the vermouth spectrum, almost feeling like a cross between sweet vermouth and amaro, this nut-brown bottling has a roots-and-herbs aroma with a dark berry-like hint in back. On the palate, it's plummy and mouthwateringly tart, with a just-bitter-enough finish that shows dried herbs, sarsaparilla and espresso. (KN)