A big 1 liter bottling of one of the most highly regarded red vermouths on the market today.
This vermouth has a history dating back to the 1780s. After Count Niccolò Branca had purchased the Carpano company, he was organizing some of the documents that passed into his possession, when he happened upon a recipe for a vermouth. This recipe is thought to be an original 18th century Benedetto Carpano vermouth (Carpano is said to have invented the vermouth as a style). “Antica” as it is often known is therefore well deserving of its name.
Count Branca worked hard with his herbalist to produce a vermouth as close as possible to the recipe he found. The final result is a delectable, high quality bottling.
Antica offers up notes of dried fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, red wine, bitter-sweet botanicals, plums, cherries, prunes, toffee and cranberry.
The vermouth is presented in a hand-blown glass bottle, with a label inspired by the original vermouth packaging of the 18th century.
Pretty much as good as it gets for vermouth, this makes one of the finest Manhattans you’re ever likely to try.