Following its launch success in Berlin last year, BELSAZAR Vermouth is continuing its quest to redefine the way Vermouth is enjoyed by launching in the UK. The unique German Vermouth, with its distinctive botanical and herbaceous flavours, brings new character to cocktails, signature serves and cooking with Vermouth.
BELSAZAR Vermouth is handcrafted in the south of Baden at the edge of the Black Forest in Germany, where its four variants are made: Dry, Red, Rosé and White. The Vermouths are created with a blend of six wines flavoured with up to 20 different homegrown spices, herbs, peels and blossoms, including wormwood and small-batch fruit brandies. It’s the addition of the selected (some secret) Schladerer fruit brandies that enriches BELSAZAR Vermouths with a broad range of flavours that are blended to work harmoniously together.
The name BELSAZAR is the basis form of the first-name Balthasar, which the founders came across while creating their vermouths at the Schladerer Distillery – Sixtus Balthasar Schladerer was the first in the Schladerer dynasty.
Finished in stoneware casks to give our ingredients time to blend whilst preserving their freshness, complexity and balance. The Vermouths are aged over months with constant testing to complete their complex flavours. See below for tasting notes.
The fruity and floral tones of Mirabelle, apricot and chamomile are followed by fresh yeast and finishes with bitter aromatics, delivering an explosion of bitter orange, gentian, coriander, wormwood and cinchona bark. Ideal for the light gourmet kitchen and classic, dry cocktails.
Warm tones of vanilla, candied orange and bitter chocolate are released and enriched with traces of mace, cinnamon and cloves. The comforting fat sweetness is made perfect by a hint of dark caramel, traces of matured cherries and spices. That is what creates the typical Vermouth, slightly tart finish. A strong partner in classics of cocktail bars.
Fresh and light with tones from raspberry, pink grapefruit, orange blossoms, bitter orange and currant. Summer fruit acidity and vermouth’s typical bitter-sweetness harmonize perfectly. A unique development in the field of vermouth, which is perfect in light cocktails or enjoyed straight on ice, garnished with a zest of a citrus fruit.
Full-bodied sweetness and aromas of dried peach and oranges. The finishing notes of this fine fruity laxity are provided by fresh herbs and various spices. Complimented by the vermouth bitter tone. Ideal in full-bodied cocktails or fresh long drinks on ice this vermouth unfolds it’s whole complexity.
RRP from £25.00 to £36.50 . Available from a wide range of suppliers including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.