Vermouth

Vermouth is a revelation. A style of wine aromatised with herbs, naturally sweetened, and fortified with alcohol. Vermouth is at the heart of many classic cocktails, making the choice of a good quality vermouth essential for the success of any Martini, Negroni or Manhattan.

Well respected in their home country of Spain, yet rather less well known outside, Yzaguirre are a vermouth maker with a long and rich history. As far as vermouth makers go, a bit of a hidden jewel. Established in 1884, they have a deep understanding of what makes a vermouth work.

Yzaguirre’s vermouth is outstanding and definitely deserves a wider audience.

The botanicals used by Yzaguirre include coriander, cinchona, rhubarb root, juniper, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, wormwood, thyme, chamomile, bitter orange peel, lemon peel, and flowers including roses.
Yzaguirre use white wine made from the Macabeu grape variety as the base for their vermouth, also know as Macabeo. The choice of wine is of the utmost importance when making a vermouth, as it is the foundation on which everything else rests. The use of this typically Spanish grape, better known for its use in white Rioja and in Spanish sparkling wine Cava is just one of the things that sets Yzaguirre's vermouths apart from French vermouth and Italian vermouth.

Thanks to the use of base wines based on the grape variety Macabeu, which has the prized property of resisting oxidation, Yzaguirre's vermouth stays in good condition for a considerable amount of time before opening. Once you open a bottle of vermouth though, it should be kept in the fridge and drunk over the next few weeks (or months) to enjoy it at its freshest. Treat it more like a wine than a spirit.
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Notes of ripe fruit and herbs make for an intensely pleasant experience. A 19th...

Mahogany red Spanish vermouth, barrel aged in oak for 1 year. With intense notes of ripe fruit and herbs, accompanied by vanilla and cardamom. Balanced acidity with a lightly bitter aftertaste. The recipe is based on one of Yzaguirre's recipes d ...

 $18.50/Liter  $18.50
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A barrel-aged white vermouth with notes of tea and vanilla and sweetness balance...

A white vermouth with notes of tea and vanilla and sweetness balanced with acidity. Barrel aged for 1 year in oak. When you sip this vermouth, you can really tell that the makers know what they are doing. Made by Yzaguirre in Tarragona in the no ...

 $18.50/Liter  $18.50
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An old-style aromatic sweet red vermouth. Sublime. If you love Antica Formula, t...

Barrel aged for 3 years in oak. Named in celebration of Yzaguirre's founding year, Selección 1884 Vermouth harks back to an older style of vermouth, richer and more bitter. If you love Antica Formula, this one is for you. Bottled at 20% a ...

 $61.50/Liter  $46
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An outstanding extra dry vermouth, aged in oak barrels for 1 year. From the Yzag...

A lovely straw coloured vermouth, dry, savoury, and well balanced. Ageing in oak for a year brings harmony to this vermouth. Made by Yzaguirre in Tarragona in the north of Spain, who have been since 1884, and something of an undiscovered jewel among vermouth mak ...

 $18.50/Liter  $18.50
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Merwut – a full-bodied vermouth from Germany.

Merwut is a vermouth that is produced by Stefan Dorst (Dorst & Consorten) in Landau in der Pfalz, a city in southwest Germany. During one of Stefan's visits to Spain, the idea was born to create a vermouth. In the little village bars of Spai ...

 $38/Liter  $28.50
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Pink vermouth from expert makers Yzaguirre. Floral and fresh. Sunshine in a bott...

A pink vermouth from Yzaguirre in Tarragona, Spain. A light pink fortified wine, intended as a refreshing aperitif. A light mint note. Lighter than a traditional vermouth. The botanicals used by Yzaguirre include coriander, cinchona, rhubarb root, juniper, clove ...

 $10/Liter  $10
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