The Whisky Exchange
Aged: 1 years
Product of: Italy
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Based on Mancino Rosso Amaranto, an artisanal vermouth formulated to a recipe by Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino using 38 botanicals. This sweet vermouth is aged in a single Italian oak cask for one year to produce this Veichio (old/aged) version of the vermouth.
In 2011 Giancarlo started working with a small family run distillery in Piedmont to make his vermouths. The botanicals are ground in a traditional mill in use since the 1930's and then steeped in sugar beet neutral spirit before being blended with a Trebbiano di Romagna wine base. After a week-long filtration process, the liquid rests for six months prior to bottling. The town pictured on the bottle's label is inspired by Giancarlo's home town of Pignola, Italy.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 23/12/2013
(sample aged from 8/2012 & bottled 9/2013) Clear, dark tawny brown with amber edges.
Cinnamon and nutmeg with clove, pine cone and prunes.
Clove spice, quinine and bitter orange zest balances rich prune, liquorice and caramelised raisons.
Liquorice, currants, and clove.