- A sweet vermouth made Rosé of Pinot Noir & Viogner, with Sauvignon Blanc eau-de-vie.
- Infused with foraged rose bud, wintergreen, river mint, hemlock, wood sorrel & sheep sorrel
Suggested serve: On the rocks, splash of soda
Into the Bottle
To begin the journey of Willow Vermouth one needs some gas money, a few buckets, a naturalist and a few days to travel. The story starts upstate, more or less a year ago. The team traveled over ferry, through farmland and pollened breezed to Livingstone Manor, a tiny hill town down the road from Roscoe, boasting of corner taverns and all things trout.
Early on a perfect June morning we met Laura who’s Outside Institute leads foraging explorations for the curious through local groves and fields, smelling, cataloging (and sometimes tasting) any and all surrounding trees, greens, and flowers. By midday we had buckets of barks, herbs, and buds to add to our Rosé of Pinot Noir & Viognier, fortified by an aromatic Sauvigion Blanc EDV. Infused and then rested, Willow Sweet Vermouth is a story of adventure, community, New York and it’s wild bounty. The liquid is floral and fresh, with round rose notes balanced with wintergreen, river mint, hemlock, and sorrels wood and sheep.
This is our second vermouth, with perhaps more on the way. A different style than our first and just as delicious. Sip some by itself, or with soda. In the back yard or out on the trail. There is just a little, so get some while it lasts.