The Grapes in Method Vermouth Valvin Muscat - A close descendant of the V. vinifera Muscats, Valvin shares many of the charismatic flavors valued in it’s ancestry. The hybrid was developed at Cornell Universtiy to be far more prolific in NY climates with less intervention. The word “vermouth” comes from the french pronounciation of the german word for wormwood: Wermut. Wormwood has been an essential botanical in vermouth since the 16th century. Some great aperitifs use other bittering agents, but classic vermouth requires its namesake. In addition to wormwood, Method Vermouth has familiar botanicals including citrus peel, hard spices such as cassia chip and alspice, savory herbs like marjoram, hyssop, and fennel seed, and floral botanicals like corriander and camomile.
The final additions to the classic recipe are high quality madagascar vanilla and carefully selected caramel which both add needed texture, body, and depth.