Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth
Inspired by the unique ageing process of wine in the 19th century, fine wine and spirits merchant, in 1813 Joseph Noilly, created his first recipe of French vermouth. Noilly Prat Original Dry was included in one of the world’s first examples of a ‘martini cocktail’, created by Martini di Arma di Taggia at New York City’s iconic Knickerbocker Hotel.
- Range: Extra Dry, Original Dry Ambre, Rouge
- Producer: La Maison Noilly Prat
- UK Distributor: Bacardi
- Retail Price: £11.65
- Origin: Marseillan, France
- ABV: 16%
- Distinct Botanicals: Cinnamon and Vanilla
- Wine Base: White Wine which has been aged in the open air for a year of oak maturation
- Sugar Content: Unknown at present
- Nose: Very rich, some great spiced notes, the Vanilla is also quite noticeable but with an almost vinegary tint (not oxidisation!)
- Palette: Very well rounded, cinnamon, orange and a grassyness
- Finish: The cinnamon sticks around with the Vanilla
- Overall: Lovely stuff! Not very complex in true french style. Would be great in winter drinks or as a lighter replacement for Sweet Vermouth.