Belsazar Vermouth White - 75cl - 18% 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 White -
Golden BELSAZAR Vermouth White (18% ABV) transcends the border between sweet and mellow, with a beautifully subtle vanilla aroma, amply supported by the ever-popular dried peach and orange elements (accentuated by the presence of herbs and spices on the finish).
The bitterness at the end of the vermouth leaves a satisfying length to the finish and a touch of spice. On its own or with gin, this is quite simply delicious.
NEGRONI ADVICE -
Arguably one of the best vermouths to choose when make a White Negroni as it's not as Dry, which makes it a lot more user friendly. It works well paired up against many gins but for us, the warming orangey and stone fruit elements are particularly well suited to Gins like Shortcross, where it accentuates the rich berry tones inherent in the gin.