- Range: Wermod
- Producer: GreatBritishVermouthLTD
- UK Distributor: Royal Mile Whiskies
- Retail Price: £26.99
- Origin: Queensferry, Scotland
- ABV: 18%
- Distinct Botanicals: 24 British Herbs lemon balm, elderflower, nettle, Cleavers aka “sticky Willie” bay, orris, coriander
- Wine Base: English Dry White
- Sugar Content: 0g Per Litre
- Nose: Vinous, with floral notes
- Palette: Light crisp with lemon peel, lavender and slight earthy notes
- Finish: Sweet on the finish with lemon, elderflower and camomile
Overall: A great version of a dry vermouth, quite citrusy which mades it a martini’s best friend! I’d quite like to see this is a highball as well
Together Michael Kaplan, who trained as a historian and Hamish Martin who has had a life-long involvement in the wine and spirits trade with a deep passion for herbs, which he grows naturally at the Secret Herb Garden near Edinburgh. With its vast range of environments; uplands, forest, pasture, seashore, and riverbank, Britain enjoys a wonderful variety of wild and naturalised herbs.
A great number of these have health-preserving properties, so it is little wonder that this country has a deep tradition of herbalism, going back thousands of years. When the Romans brought winemaking to Britannia, they provided the perfect medium for capturing all this herbal richness: the infusion that the Old English named wermód – and that we call Vermouth.
Great British Vermouth’s Wermod is produced by hand, in small batches, on a farm overlooking the Forth Bridge.