Verney Vermouth is now available in the U.S. courtesy of A. Hardy USA, Ltd.
Verney Vermouth is made by blending wormwood, parietta grass, sarieula, orange peel, calamus, coriander, orris and chamomile in large vats. It’s then soaked and softened for several weeks. When a balance between aromatics and bitters has occurred, the sugars are adjusted to obtain the required level of sweetness.
Verney Vermouth comes from an old recipe created by Abbé Edouard Berard, a botanist from the Aosta Valley region of Italy, the company says.
The suggested retail price is $31.99 per 1-L. bottle.
Also new to the A. Hardy portfolio is Amaro Dente di Leone, a wild dandelion-based liqueur.
Dente de Leone (Italian for “wild dandelion”) is a common plant whose roots, leaves and flowers are all edible. Traditionally, it was a base for herbal medicines and liqueurs and is believed to be beneficial for health and digestion, the company says. Amaro Dente di Leone is made from the mountain variety with its smaller, heartier leaves and intense aroma. This Amaro blends dandelion with gentian and genepy herbs. It is sweetened with a touch of muscovado sugar.
The suggested retail price is $39.99 per 1-L. bottle.
Verney Vermouth and Amaro Dente di Leone liqueur will both be available nationally in the U.S. in the coming weeks.
“We are delighted to import this new vermouth because classic cocktails such as martinis and manhattans are now trendy and popular in hotels, restaurants and clubs,” says Hardy USA, Ltd. President Mark Levinson. “We expect this trend to grow and continue for some time.”