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Top Picks for Vermouth

Padro & Co.  Reserva Especial Sweet Vermouth
95 points
$35
Dark brown color. Complex aromas and flavors of fennel, leather, cacao nibs, cola, fig, espresso beans, dried cherry, candied pecan, and nougat with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, complex, long finish with touches of honey on tangerines, quinine, dried apple, cassia, nutmeg, lavender, and gentian finish. A poignant and complex, old-world vermouth for stellar manhattans; thoroughly enjoyable on rocks and in spritzes.
Awards: 2018 Best Vermouth Red
Rosso Antico  Sweet Vermouth
94 points
Bronze color. Interesting aromas of cola nut, orris root, bitter orange marmalade, rose petal, dandelion, and cassia bark with a round, lively, bittersweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long black licorice, nectarine, sultana, and bitter almond finish. A very attractive bitter liqueur with vibrant, fruity character, superbly balanced bitter edge, and lengthy finish.
Cinzano  1757 Sweet Vermouth
93 points
$29.99
Mahogany color. Aromas of sandalwood, cola, autumn leaves, espresso, cinnamon stick, candied carrot, thyme, and dried fig with a round, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a smooth, subtle, medium-long gentian and geranium finish. A rock-solid, bold vermouth for serious cocktailers; will hold its own and be a true partner in a cocktail.
93 points $29.99
Drapo NV Bianco Vermouth Italy
92 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of tonka bean, chamomile, ripe fig, cedar, cinnamon, and birch venik with a vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-long finish that presents accents of ripe apricot and sugar cane with no oak flavor. A beautifully integrated melange of herb flavors makes this Vermouth a dream to sip on ice, with soda, or in a superb cocktail.
92 points $16.95 Best Buy
Drapo NV Rosso Vermouth Italy
92 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Amber color. Herbal aromas of cedar smoke, autumn leaves, honey cake, and lavender with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, complex, long toffee, ripe mango, birch, caraway, lemon verbena, bitter roots, and green olive finish. A fuller-bodied amber Vermouth with a strong backbone; pair with any spirit to balance and elevate stirred cocktails.
92 points $16.95 Best Buy
Turin Drapo  Rosé Sweet Vermouth
92 points
$23.95
Pale salmon pink color. Aromas and flavors of chamomile, watermelon, pink peppercorn, bay leaf, thyme, and menthol with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length finish with suggestions of black tea, tangerine peel, and oregano focaccia finish. A very enjoyable, stylish rose vermouth that should be used liberally on the rocks, with gin, or in a spritz.
92 points $23.95
Padro & Co.  Rojo Clasico Sweet Vermouth
90 points
$28
Dark brown color. Aromas of carob, oregano and thyme, licorice, tomatillo, castelvetrano olive, cacao nibs, eucalyptus, and dried cherries with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long black toast, fennel fronds, and molasses finish. A pervasive and dark vermouth that will stand up to robust whiskies; try in a rye manhattan or on the rocks with olives.
La Quintinye  Royal Extra Dry Vermouth
89 points
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of ginger, coconut, white tea, gentian, dried mint, cinnamon, and anise with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of peppercorns and hints of grapefruit zest. A French Dry Vermouth that will be a great companion to gin.
Vya  Sweet Vermouth
89 points
$22
Mahogany color. Spicy aromas of cinnamon tisane, desiccated plums and oranges, orris root, australian soft licorice, and wet leaves with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length fig tea, allspice, blackberry leaf, citron, cola, gingerbread, and vanilla finish. A rock-solid buttery vermouth packed with warming fruits and spices that will be a great go-to for Manhattans.
Padro & Co.  Rojo Amargo Sweet Vermouth
89 points
$42
Dark garnet color. Spicy aromas and flavors of fruitcake, tea with milk and sugar, cedar smoke, plum, jerk spices, and raisin swirl bread with a slightly chewy, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of grapefruit oil and caramelized banana finish. A rich and fruity vermouth with a very balanced bitter character.