Dry VermouthEsquimalt Wine Company
We wanted to create a Dry Vermouth that was perfectly tailored to the best Martini of your life, but also just darn good on its own over some ice. We're really proud of how this one turned out. 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!
We made this in the style of a traditional French Dry Vermouth, but with enough Vancouver Island character to stand on its own. We precisely blend our Wildflower Traditional Mead with the 2012 Schönburger White Wine from Venturi-Schulze Vineyards in the Cowichan Valley, and spirit from Stillhead Distillery in Duncan. We then add 11 different botanicals.
Each botanical is extracted completely separately from each other and then blended together after extraction - this allows us to really dial in the exact flavour we want, regardless of seasonal/regional changes to the botanicals. This also allows us to give each botanical the exact amount of extract time it needs (sometimes that's 2 days, sometimes that's 2 months!) We practice this blending method for all of our apéritif wines!
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 effects the final colour of our Vermouth!
Check out the full review of our Dry Vermouth by BC Spirits: https://youtu.be/Hg8R4x5KQJ0
Produced and bottled by Rootside Provisions Ltd.
Winery License #308286