Oscar 697 Rosso Vermouth
ITALY (16%ABV) 750ml
Produced in Canelli, in the province of Asti in the Piedmont region in Italy’s north-west, this fairly new Vermouth brand is the brainchild of three drinks experts: Stefano di Dio, Oscar Quagliarini (the brand’s namesake who created the recipe for the vermouth) and Oreste Sconfienza, a vermuttista who’s been making Italian vermouth since the late 1950s.
Oscar 697 Rosso is described as having strong notes of absinthe, rhubarb and liquorice while cinchona, a botanical normally associated with rosso vermouth is absent. All the ingredients are natural with no colouring added. Try it in an Americano or Manhattan.