Each bottled at 17% ABV, Starlino vermouths hail from the Vergnano family’s Torino Distillati in Piedmonte, Italy.
The packaging for the new range is inspired by 20th century Italian architecture and design. The vermouths are packaged in heavy apothecary-style bottles and come with ceramic and wooden stoppers, reminiscent of an antique door knob.
The front label resembles a vintage luggage tag and the back label features an old fashioned ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger.
Starlino Rosso is created from a blend of Italian white wine, Ansonica, Catarratto and Marsala wines, as well as botanicals including wormwood, bitter orange and cloves. The red vermouth is then aged in Bourbon barrels for six months to give a “rich, spicy, vanilla flavour”. It is best served in Negronis, Manhattans, over ice or with a splash of soda water.