PRODUCT: Partner Sweet Vermouth
John Wilkinson was telling his friend Steve Matthiasson how much he loved Matthiasson Vermouth, a sweet elixir made from the (white) Flora wine grape. Steve makes only a few hundred cases every two years, as there are only 10 or so acres of this varietal in all of California.
Steve was immediately on board and wanted to make a cherry vermouth with wine grapes that evoke dark cherry flavors like Petit Sirah and Merlot. He suggested we add fresh Tartarian cherries.
Thus the inspiration to create a new sweet vermouth to pair perfectly with our style of whiskeys. (One we could make more than a few hundred cases!)
Partner Vermouth’s unique complexity comes from Steve’s knowledge of aromatic bitters and his ability to blend, taste, and tweak over and over until it's perfect. Enjoy Partner in your favorite cocktail, neat as a digestive, over ice.