Destilerias Atxa Dry Vermouth Blanco
Region: Amurrio, Álava, Basque Country, Spain
About the Producer: Destilerías Acha (Atxa) is one of the oldest businesses in continuous operation in the Basque Country of Spain. Founded in 1831, Acha is situated in the town of Amurrio, in the Northern region of Álava. The native name of the region is Euskal Herria, literally translated as “the land where people speak Basque." Love of place, tradition, food, and drink are at the heart of Basque culture. Following suit, Acha's vermouth is crafted using botanicals native to the hills of Northern Spain. It differs little from the original, nearly two-hundred year-old recipe.
This vermouth is decidedly herbal over botanical in its flavor profile. Dried marjoram and rosemary on the nose give way to gentle, but persistent, wormwood on the palate with a long, bitter finish.