Every great gin needs a great partner and there is no better partner for gin, than a great vermouth! Finding the right vermouth with the complimentary set of botanicals that fuse together with your gin to create the perfect cocktail isn’t easy, but we’ve struck gold.
Spector Vermouth is all about collaboration, creativity and partnership, so their ethos fits really nicely with our own. Made by four friends, Spector Vermouth is the brainchild of Curiosity Kitchen, a small company based in Utrecht. Originally looking for the perfect foil for JVS gin to make the perfect martini, we loved the concept of Spector for our Bond, but actually Rose Finch and Spector Vermouth make the perfect marriage when mixed with a little Campari as a Negroni.
And now we at Driftwood are really pleased that Spector have moved into the Distillery to produce their lovely tipple. Using a secret blend of 40 botanicals, for the past three weeks the distillery has been awash with the smells of citrus, star anise and orris root to name but a few as the tinctures tick away time whilst they macerate. Today was bottling day and after blending with a gorgeous pale cabernet sauvignon from France, the Spector Vermouth was bottled and boxed. 800 bottles made in about 5 hours. Not bad going, and excellent team work.