- Gold medal winning - International Spirits Challenge
- From the makers of the "First Vermouth" - Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented Vermouth in 1786
"Punt E Mes includes a bitter note rarely found in other vermouths, it makes it the perfect vermouth for a Negroni, or our favourite, a Chocolate Negroni"
Notes from Neil Donachie, Head Cocktail Curator
WHAT IS VERMOUTH?
Vermouth comes in a myriad of styles, including dry, white, red and rosé. It is a key ingredient in many classic cocktails, such as a Martini, Manhattan, and Negroni.
Essentially, Vermouth is a type of fortified wine. Different types of Vermouth (and indeed different distillers) have varying ingredients and methods. In it's most simple, alcohol and a mix of aromatic herbs, roots, and barks are added to a base of wine (and/or spirit). This is they sweetened to create the finished product.
Traditionally it was used as a medicine. However, it became fashionable when served around the clock as an apéritif in Turin cafés. Later in the 19th century bartenders started to include it as an ingredient in cocktails, and many of our favourites were born.
HISTORY OF PUNT E MES
In 1870 a stockbroker was in the Carpano wine shop (the original inventors of vermouth). He was talking with his fellow stock brokers about an increase in the share prices, which had risen one and a half points that day. The broker ordered his usual Carpano vermouth but asked Maurizio Boeris (the barman at the time) to add half a measure of bitter, using the expression “Punt e Mes” (or a point and a half)... and so a legend was born.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
We ship all our drinks via Royal Mail. We offer two options, our standard rate which is free over £29, and uses a Royal Mail 48 service, and a next day service (£3.95) which is shipped with Royal Mail 24.
Our shipping cut off is 1pm Mon-Fri, so all orders made after 1pm will be shipped the next day. If you order after 1pm on a Friday your order will be despatched the following Monday