Tempus Fugit Spirits has once again reached back in time to develop Alessio Vermouths.
Imported by Anchor Distilling Company, Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso and Alessio Vermouth Chinato embody classic Italian vermouths inspired by Alessio Piemontese.
A 16th century Italian physician, alchemist, humanist, inventor and cartographer, Girolamo Ruscelli authored of The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont in 1555 under the pseudonym “Alexius Pedemontanus” (Alexis of Piedmonte / Alessio Piemontese). This early manual of ancient curative recipes contained many formulas that were previously banned, hidden or lost by the Church during the Dark Ages, including several elixirs that are distinct ancestors to the herbal wine-tonic that later became known as vermouth.
Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso
17% ABV, 750ml, $21.99 SRP
Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso was created with a fine Piedmont wine as the base, and contains both Grande and Petite Wormwood, along with over 25 other pharmaceutical-grade herbs, roots and spices.
Alessio Vermouth Chinato
16.5% ABV, 750ml, $24.99 SRP
Alessio Vermouth Chinato contains bittering of Cinchona bark and more than 25 other balancing herbs, including Grande and Petite Wormwood.