Splinter Group Spirits, producers of Straight Edge Kentucky Bourbon, Slaughter House American Whiskey and Whip Saw Rye have introduced Partner Vermouth. A wholly redesigned and re-imagined sweet vermouth from the gardens, orchards and vineyards of California wine country, Partner Vermouth is a blend of fortified wine, fresh cherries and exotic spices. It's delicious neat, over ice or as the perfect partner in cocktails such as the Manhattan, Rob Roy and Negroni.
Artisan-crafted in Napa Valley, Partner Vermouth is cocktail's essential partner.
Partner Vermouth was created by winemaker Steve Matthiasson, who is one of the master blenders behind Straight Edge, Slaughter House and Whip Saw.
Partner Vermouth is a blend of Merlot and Petite Sirah, heightened with fresh Tartarian cherries from Lodi, California, then layered with spices from around the world including Smoked Black Cardamom, Star Anise, Indian Coriander, Allspice, Blessed Thistle, Eucalyptus leaf, Fennel seed, Chinchona bark and Wormwood, and is sweetened with organic sugar.
Vermouth is an aromatized and fortified wine that can be either dry of sweet. The dry style is famously an ingredient of the Martini cocktail; the sweet version is a key component in classic Manhattan recipes. The name "Vermouth" dates to mid-17th century Europe. It is the French pronunciation of the German word wermut, for Wormwood, which has been used as an ingredient throughout Vermouth's history.
Partner Vermouth is available at fine drinking establishments and purveyors on a limited release basis nationally. Bottle size is 375mL available in six bottle packs, alcohol is 17.5% and the suggested retail price is $25.