Belsazar Vermouth Dry - 75cl - 19% ABV
With a shared a passion for the best in food and drink, Maximilian Wagner, Philipp Schladerer and Sebastian Brack joined forces to create BELSAZAR Vermouth. This young German brand stands up to and can easily be compared with the best vermouths in the world, and we for one feel it delivers impeccably when pairing with Gin.
The key to Belsazar Vermouth is that they use fruit brandies produced by the family-owned Schladerer distillery in the Black Forest, and don't just rely on infusing wine with botanicals and a grape based spirit.
The subtle sweetness of Belsazar comes from adding Black Forest grape must. To stop the must from fermenting, it is refined with brandy that has been left to mature in oak casks. All ingredients are mixed together during the filtration stage. The wine, the fruit brandies and grape must become one.
The results are fresh, bright and packed with flavour. Their range is a must try for all booze hounds.
Belsazar Vermouth Dry –
BELSAZAR Vermouth Dry (19% ABV) is a dry variety and has the strongest alcohol percentage of all the drinks in the range. Delicately scented, quite fruity and floral to taste (apricot and chamomile), before the bitter aromas kick in and gentian, coriander, wormwood and cinchona bark leave their mark. Great for classic Martinis where you want a bone dry vermouth especially with a juniper lead spirit like No.3 Gin.
NEGRONI ADVICE -
For a White Negroni using this, heading towards Suze is a natural first step but something so dry combined with the gentian seems to turbo charge each other - instead opt for Aperol and a citrus forward gin. The subtle stone fruit notes of the vermouth combine well with the pink grapefruit and rhubarb hit that Aperol brings, while a zesty bright gin will shine alongside them. Add a lemon zest and you have a refreshing summery negroni!