Ransom Wines & Spirits (500 ml) Dry Vermouth (36.8 proof)
Item Number: 8117
Grape(s): White Wine / Herbal Infusion
Type: Spirit - Vermouth
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 18.4
"Ransom Dry Vermouth harkens back to the flourishing cocktail culture of the Belle Époque, when joie de vivre filled the air and Vermouth made the evolutionary leap from charlatan snake oil and disguised refuse to a distinguished mainstay of the era's most popular drinks: the Martinez, the Martini, the Marguerite, and the Manhattan. As a revival in the mixing of these classic cocktails encouraged us to bring such endangered spirits as Old Tom Gin back into production, we yearned for an aperitif with the aromatic complexity and grace to complement our spirits. So began the era of Vermouth at Ransom.
The production of Vermouth is the great bridge between our winemaking and distilling trades. Beginning in the winery with small lots of organic grapes, we carefully ferment and blend wines of elegance and character. In the distillery, we alambically distill and barrel age brandy to fortify the wine. Next, the Vermouth is infused with a painstakingly selected blend of aromatic botanicals, divined through two years of test batches and blending trials. Sweetened ever so slightly and gently filtered before bottling, our Vermouth retains the traditional slight golden color of its Belle Époque ancestors. We believe that the fashionable beauties of those iconic French aperitif posters would agree that this is a fitting homage to their libation of choice...bonne san té !" - Tad Seestedt
Base Wine: A blend of organically farmed aromatic white varietals and Pinot Noir Blanc.
Fortifying Brandy: Alambic pot distilled in house from a blend of wines from Pacific Northwest grapes. Barrel aged in mixed French oak.
Infusion: Wormwood*, Rosehip*, Scullcap*, Chamomile*, Orange Peel*, Verbena*, Spearmint*, Star Anise*, Cinnamon Bark*, Coriander*, Arch Angel Root*, Burdock Root*, Fennel*, Cardamom,* Lemon Peel* and Vanilla Bean (*denotes organic ingredient)Featured in The Oregonian article " New crop of Oregon-made vermouths pushes the envelope. "