Capitoline Vermouth & Aperitivi
- United States
We Americans once drank enormous amounts vermouth,; this tradition was derailed by Prohibition and WWII. Thankfully a handful of American artisans are working towards a revival of these forgotten potions. Peter and Kat began their self-taught vermouth journey together in restaurants in Washington, DC by experimenting, tinkering, and drinking.
Capitoline is made by hand in small batches, aromatized with a series of botanicals with which they aim to create balanced and unique vermouths. Unlike most commercial vermouth production, the base wines are carefully selected as a critical part of the final vermouths’ foundations; they fortify with a lovely red winter wheat spirit distilled at New Columbia Distillers by their friends and partners, Michael and John.
They produce three bottlings of vermouth—rosé, white, and dry—as well as a lovely bitters, Tiber.