When we first ventured out to bars to sample our amaro, bartenders frequently asked us “Do you make vermouth?” We sure heard you and, soon after, started the process to make our own vermouth.
Vermouth is traditionally made with less flavorful white wine, infused with herbs and spices, then sweetened with sugar and fortified with bulk liquor.
To get started, we first had to license a winery because it uses a wine base, not a spirit base. We decided that having both a winery and distillery gave us an advantage and then began to experiment with the process. We had a lot to learn about wine management skills, because working with a wine base is different than working with a spirit base.
We reached out to bartenders to have them author the recipes for us before settling on four.
So what’s different about how we work?
One, we wanted to highlight Washington wine in the vermouth. We chose four varietals to use; they are all from the Wahluke Slope.
But we also wanted to change the process. Working in parallel processes for both the wine and spirit bases, the flavors attach to both which increases the vermouth’s longevity.
Our vermouth is 19.9% ABV–just under 40 proof.
We invite you to try American-made vermouth, one that highlights the wine made here in Washington State, at a value oriented price.
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We have a small distillery in Paso Robles, Ca and are interested in possibly purchasing some vermouth in bulk. Is this something you could help us with and could we get a sample?
hi there- we do sell bulk vermouth. You can send us an email at email@example.com with a shipping address and we can get samples out to you.
Is your vermouth sold anywhere in Chicago?
hi Nate- we do sell our vermouth in Chicago. We list all of our retailers and bars online under the Illinois tab in where to find us. The easiest place is Binny’s- we are at a number of Binny’s in the city. thanks!
Looking for a stockist in San Francisco north Bay Area. Any option ?
Sorry for the delay. I have been out with a bad cold. I don’t know of a north Bay stockiest- I know we have a solid one in Oakland – Alchemy Bottle Shop.
I apologize for the inconvenience. It can sometimes be difficult to get our products at retail, because they are specialty products. We offer an online store to try and overcome this inconvenience.
all my best,
LOVE your vermouth, and I live in Western Washington. Do you have a storefront that can be visited, to do a tasting??
Thanks for the note. We are happy to host you at our flagship and do a tasting and talk through how we make it.
Things are very busy right now. Everything is re-opening and we are overwhelmed with work. What I might suggest doing is emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask our Lead Distiller, Mac, if there’s a time that would be convenient for him.
Thanks for liking us. We are small but mighty and always, always appreciate the support!
All my best,