Del Professore Chinato Vermouth
Named after “Professor” Jerry Thomas, an iconic 19th century bartender and cocktail pioneer, Vermouth del Professore is produced by a collaboration between Federico Ricatto, the historic producer Carlos Quaglia and the passionate Jerry Thomas Speakeasy in Rome. Del Professore Vermouth is one of few made solely from wine and ingredients produced in-house. Quaglia insists that this ensures the intensity and authenticity of the aromas within the vermouth, as they oversee the whole process from grape and herbs to the finished product.
This recipe revives an old tradition, which was widespread in the late 19th century, of combining the delicate bitterness and fortifying virtues of cinchona with the classic sweetness and aromas of vermouth, to create a beverage which is perfect as an aperitif or after-dinner drink. The primary botanicals include orange, vanilla, cinchona calisaya, and coriander. A powerful and entirely natural aromatic base, just the right amount of sweetness, and a dash of bitter spices make a vermouth unlike any other. The Barbera grape creates the base wine's bouquet, complemented by the skillful blend of spices, with the cinchona creating a well-balanced and long-lingering sensation.