Capitoline Vermouth & Aperitivi

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.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials
DB0201-NV Dry Vermouth Aromatic and dry stainless steel fermented, blended white wine, fortified with local grain spirit infused with 13 botanicals and spices. United States District of Columbia
DB0202-NV White Vermouth Aromatic and luscious - stainless steel fermented, blended white wine, fortified with local grain spirit infused with 14 botanicals and... Read More United States District of Columbia
DB0203-NV Rosé Vermouth Sangiovese
Rosé of California whole cluster carbonic Sangiovese, fortified with local grain spirit infused with 13 botanicals and spices.  Behaves... Read More
United States District of Columbia
DB0200-NV Tiber Bitters A blend of bitter, citrus, spice, and ginger. Named after Rome’s great river and Washington’s own Tiber Creek, our Aperitivo is inspired by... Read More United States District of Columbia