Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino

Vermouth — Italy

4.75 out of 5 stars
The perfect vermouth for a Manhattan. Nose: red berries, rhubarb, caramel, orange, vanilla, and a touch of sandalwood. Taste: follows the nose—rich red berries plus some nuttiness and earthiness, which develops into rosemary and licorice with a lovely bitter finish to counteract the sweetness. The sweet and bitter balance is absolute perfection, which is why this vermouth is so commonly used in the Manhattan. Plays well with floral bitters such as Campari. I always keep a bottle on hand for cocktails such as the aforementioned Manhattan, Boulevardier, or Negroni.