Carpano Antica Italy Vermouth
Our favorite sweet vermouth just so happens to be one of the most highly regarded in the world. Carpano Antica Formula has scored 95 points with Wine Enthusiast and is popular with both professional critics and casual home bartenders. Though the exact recipe is a well-guarded secret, Carpano has been making this style of vermouth since 1786. It has an incredibly complex flavor profile, with notes of rose petal, chamomile, orange zest, cocoa, toffee, and spice. The nose is equally as intricate, with mint, citrus, herbs, figs, and plums. The sweetness is well balanced by an intensely bitter finish, making it excellent on its own or in a Manhattan.