Vermut - Explorations in Spanish Vermouth

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Vermut - Explorations in Spanish Vermouth

#1 Post by Russell Faulkner » March 20th, 2020, 3:49 am

We spent a few days in Girona over Christmas and enjoyed a few local vermouths, some commercial and some 'homemade' in restaurants and bars.

So on returning we got a little carried away, a good selection from Bodeboca, a Spanish retailer who deliver throughout the EU:
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We then tested them over a few months, generally with some orange peel and ice.

Overall the quality was very high, and stylistically quite consistent, darker fruits than Italian generally, with cola and coconut sugar flavours being consistently present.

Our favourites included the Ataman (older style - lighter flavours) and the Mon Dieu. Restocks of these have just arrived, along with a few white versions.

Any other aficionados?

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#2 Post by kmason » March 20th, 2020, 5:23 am

I enjoy the Copa Rojo from Gonzales Byass which is made with a sherry base (75% Oloroso and 25% PX). The nuttiness of the sherry gives it a unique taste. It's also easy to get in the US.
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Re: Vermut - Explorations in Spanish Vermouth

#3 Post by Eric Ifune » March 20th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Lustau makes several very interesting ones as well.

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