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Vermouth

Vermouths are wine based drinks flavoured with herbs and spices, usually consumed as aperitifs. Popular brands include Martini, Noilly Prat and Dubonnet.

Antonio Benedetto Carpano is said to be a godfather of the genre. Carpano, who created the recipe for Antica Formula, was an Italian distiller who added wine to an infusion of herbs and spices and spirits. He intended the drink for the ladies of Turin and he was inspired by a German wine flavoured with wormwood.

The added herbs and spices also did wonders for masking poor quality wines, and the improved concoctions became very popular.

Today, popular brands are often drunk with mixers, as well as being key ingredients for many cocktails – the legendary Martini is a mix of gin with a splash of dry vermouth (historically Noilly Prat). The Negroni is made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth (often Martini Rosso).

Did you know?... ....The word “Vermouth” comes from the German for wormwood, “Wermut”.

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A 100cl bottle of Bianco Vermouth, produced by Gambarotta in Italy during the 1970s. A rare find, just one of the numerous ancient piece in our antique spirits range.  More info
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Carpano Punt e Mes - 1970s
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An ancient bottling of Carpano Punt e Mes, a Italian red vermouth that is both sweet and bitter. Some might even call it bitter-sweet, which would make it perfect for an aperitif. Produced in the...  More info
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Ancient Martini & Rossi Rosé Vermouth from the 1970s. At some point, it was probably a delightful pink/red colour, but over the year, it has grown deeper in hue due to vermouth oxidising in the...  More info
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Cinzano Bianco, produced in the 1970s, which would explain why the vermouth isn't clear like current bottles of Cinzano Bianco. Rather rare and exciting for you vermouth collectors out there, as this...  More info
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There's a lot going on with the label on this bottle of Martini & Rossi Red Vermouth from the 1970s. There's all sorts of flags and cherubs and crests and trumpets and people just hanging out and what...  More info
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A very old bottle of St. Raphael Vermouth from the 1950s. The label has a few bumps and scrapes, but you can clearly see that it was labelled as an "appitizer", which is certainly could be enjoyed as...  More info
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Like all good antiques, this ancient bottle of Quina 3 Star Vermouth is very, very dusty. It's no surprise, really, as it came from all the way from the 1940s. If you sat about for around 60 years...  More info
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A herbal, slightly nutty white vermouth made to a recipe created by renowned bartender Giancarlo Mancino using 19 botanicals, including Sage, Marjoram and Oregano.  More info
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Looking for a new vermouth to enjoy in your Vesper? The Mancino Bianco Ambrato is just the ticket with its bitter-sweet and floral flavour profile. The recipe includes a base of Trebbiano di Romagna...  More info
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1970s Cinzano Rosé Vermouth, presented in a 100cl bottle which has been preserved very well indeed. Over time, vermouth oxidises in the bottle, so the flavours can be very different to their modern...  More info
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A 1970s bottling of Bianco vermouth from notable producers, Cinzano. Antique vermouths are sought after for the developed flavours they acquire after the oxidation that occurs in the bottle, as well...  More info
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This bottle of Carpano Sweet White Vermouth is a relic from the golden age of disco - the 1970s. Because vermouth oxidises in the bottle, this should take totally different to modern counterparts...  More info
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Cora Chinato Extra - 1970s
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A Cora vermouth, also featuring the pleasingly bitter flavours of cinchona bark. This rare bottle comes from the 1970s. Sadly, the label has been very slightly torn in places and the paper seal has...  More info
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Gancia Rosso (16%)
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Gancia Rosso Vermouth, rich with aromatic herbs and spices. Sweet and enjoyably dry. Now bottled at 16% ABV, a change which releases more aromatic notes from with the vermouth.  More info
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Classic Gancia Bianco vermouth, now with a higher ABV of 16%, which is said to unlock deeper aromatic notes from the vermouth.  More info
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A French aperitif made with wine from the south of France. This is flavoured with herbs, spices and quinine and is aged in oak for three years.  More info
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This is the classic Martini Extra Dry bought at auction and presented in an dashing old-style bottle. Perfect for so many cocktails.  More info
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A litre of classic Italian bianco vermouth from Carpano produced in the 1960s!  More info
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Gancia Dry Vermouth
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A lovely white vermouth from the Italian producers, Gancia. A classic style made with alpine and exotic herbs infused into alcohol with a white wine base. The recipe has remained the same since it was...  More info
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An antique bottle from French vermouth specialists, Noilly Prat, made in the 1960s. Fun fact! T. S. Eliot's cat was called Noilly Prat. Noilly Prat the cat. He was a poet and he didn't know...  More info
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Deeply red (not Simply Red, completely different thing), this Cinzano Rojo Vermouth is from the 1970s. Produced in Italy, it was originally imported into Catalonia, Spain.  More info
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