Dry VermouthEsquimalt Wine Company
We wanted to create a Dry Vermouth that was perfectly tailored to the best Martini of your life and just darn good on its own over some ice.
We're really proud of how this one turned out.
TASTING NOTES Honeysuckle, apples and pears, with a little funk that transforms into rich peach, chamomile and elderflower
Dry Vermouth originated in France and is typically clear to a light straw colour, contains fewer botanicals than the Rosso variety, yet has a higher wormwood content and is thus, more bitter. Oddly enough, Dry Vermouth is also typically ‘off-dry’ and contains 3g/100 mL sugar. The term ‘dry’ simply refers to it being dryer than a sweet vermouth. ‘Extra-dry’ is the term applied to Vermouths, typically only made for the N. American market, and are entirely devoid of sugar.
Our Dry Vermouth follows the French tradition. The ‘off-dry’ profile is critical in balancing out both the additional bitterness from the wormwood and in spirit forward cocktails like a classic Martini.
Our favourite way to drink this is in a Vermouth & Tonic with Rootside’s Classic Dry Tonic Mix; it’s the unexpected new usual for us at home in the summer!
You may also notice over the seasons that our Dry Vermouth is sometimes lighter and sometimes darker - the honey we use in our mead changes colour depending on the time of year it was harvested and thus affects the final colour of our Vermouth!
Check out the full review of our Dry Vermouth by BC Spirits