German vermouth Belsazar launches in UKBy Amy Hopkins
German vermouth brand Belsazar claims it is continuing with its mission to “redefine” the category by launching in the UK.
Created in Baden at the edge of the Black Forest in Germany, Belsazar’s range consists of four variants: Dry, Red, Rosé and White.
All are created with a blend of six wines flavoured with up to 20 spices, herbs, peels, blossoms and small-batch fruit brandy. The blends are then aged in stoneware casks for a number of months in order to “preserve aromas and tastes”.
First founded in 2013, Belsazar Vermouth is produced using fruit brandies created at Germany’s Schladerer Distillery.
Belsazar Dry is described as having as “fruity, floral and bitter” taste, while the Belsazar Red is said to have a “vanilla sweetness” and “hints of caramel, cherries and spices”.
Described as a “unique development in the field of vermouth”, Belsazar Rose has a “zesty, fresh and light flavour”, while Balsazar White boasts a “full-bodied sweetness” suited to long drinks.
All are bottled at between 17.5% and 19% abv. UK prices are yet to be confirmed.
Last month Australian vermouth brand Regal Rogue, which uses native botanicals, extended distribution to the UK market.