Imperial Measures Distilling Umami Dry Vermouth 375ml
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 18% ABV
Umami Dry Vermouth was made to challenge familiarity, worlds away from the accepted norm. Umami is the 5th taste and translates directly as ‘deliciousness’. It has little presence in the drinks world and therefore stands as an open invitation to create and explore.
Made with the Dirty Martini in mind, umami extracted from selected botanicals replaces the need for the classic addition of olive brine.
Handpicked wormwood is complimented by the concentrated expression of umami. This was achieved with key ingredients fermented by Simon Bryant prior to infusion in spirit. These include Adelaide Hills porcini mushrooms and Australian wakame seaweed along with local Riverland capers, Japanese white miso and sambal, amongst others.
Working in collaboration with Michael Corbett of Vanguardist wines they selected a one-off expression of biodynamic Watervale Riesling from the famed Churinga vineyard. Two years in barrel, with extended skin contact contributes chalky tannin structure, acidity and complexity.
All botanicals were individually vacuum sealed with spirit and gently heated in a water bath to infuse and extract flavour. This process retains all delicate notes otherwise lost in traditional methods of production.
Bottled in 375ml hand grenades. A half bottle allows the product to remain as vibrant and fresh as possible after opening by limiting air exposure.
About Imperial Measures Distilling:
The team behind Imperial Measures Distilling, Chris Jones and David Danby, met whilst working together in the hospitality industry at Adelaide's famed imbibing institution The Apothecary 1878. During this time working together they spent the better part of their lives either behind, in front, or on top of bars, all whilst chipping away at the the concept of opening a distillery. Imperial Measures Distilling was officially established in 2014 and the ball started rolling. After many a late night chat, many a knock off and many an extended phone call it all came together with an opportunity arising to do some full scale distillation with their friends at Applewood Distillery. They are now distilling in their own premises in Thebarton, Adelaide.
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