Vermouth & Gin: an original love story
Vermouth and Gin share many similarities- they're both embedded in centuries of our drinking history; they both use botanicals for flavour and they're combined in many original cocktails including the classic Gin Martini.
But unlike Gin, Vermouth is not a spirit, making it naturally much lower in alcohol. Our English Craft Vermouths are just 16 %ABV. And because Vermouth is not distilled it exudes much more flavour from its wine base and botanical extracts.
What is Vermouth?
Vermouth is a fortified wine, and we fortify our English wines to 16 %ABV to make our Vermouth.
Vermouth is also an aromatised wine, and names Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) amongst its botanical flavourings. Wormwood is a herb known to aid digestion, which is why it has been drunk for centuries as both an apéritif and digestif.
Enjoy it like you would a high quality gin: in a long drink with a good tonic, in a short drink such as a negroni, or chilled and neat.
We cultivate or forage for most of our botanicals so we can use the freshest leaves and flowers for the optimum extraction and flavour across the range of our English Craft Vermouth.