Maidenii Dry Vermouth 750 ml

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Created with the martini in mind, the Dry Vermouth uses as its base wine a Viognier from Central Victoria to which a distilled grape spirit is added as the fortifier. To that is added the key botanical of wormwood and 34 botanicals, of which 12 are native. Each style of Maidenii has its own signature blend of botanicals that have been chosen to best complement the wine base and each other but the common botanicals across the range are wormwood, strawberry gum, river mint, sea parsley and wattleseed. The Dry Vermouth boasts kaffir lime leaf, nigella and Japanese gentian amongst its botanicals, chosen to complement the Viognier base wine used. The result is a a perfect foil for the gin in a martini. Unlike most other vermouths, Maidenii does not use any additional sweeteners .

Alcoholic strength - 16% ABV


Maidenii is named for British botanist Joseph Maiden (1859-1925), who upon landing in New South Wales in 1880 spent the rest of his life studying the cataloguing the local native flora. His passion for the botanical riches of Australia inspires the spirit of Maidenii, which is the product of a collaboration between renowned Australian bartender, Shaun Byrne and the famous French winemaker Gilles Lapalus. As a third generation winemaker, Gilles moved to Australia in 2001 to become the manager of bio dynamic viticulture and winemaking at Sutton Grange Winery near Castlemaine in central Victoria. Gilles was introduced to Shaun by Vernon Chalker, owner of the Gin Palace in Melbourne (which Shaun was managing) after Vernon and Shaun started pursuing the "perfect martini." Vernon foresaw that Shaun’s cocktail experience and self-professed ‘bar geekery’ was the perfect complement to Gille’s winemaking knowledge in the making of the perfect vermouth and it is Shaun’s innate understanding of the classic martini and negroni that allowed them to tailor their Sweet and Dry styles with the bartender in mind. 


Designed with the classic martini in mind:

  • Stir 15ml Maidenii Dry Vermouth with 75ml of a gin of your choosing
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


*April 2020 update*

Please note we are currently experiencing delays with deliveries across our entire shipping network. This is largely due to reduced domestic flights, social distancing measures being put in place by our shipping partners which increase processing and sorting time, and an increase in the volume of parcels they have to process. The estimates below are therefore not accurate but we are unable to give a more definitive guide as to shipping times. If you do however, require the parcel urgently, please get in touch and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. Thanks for your patience and thank you more particularly for staying home!


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NSW - Between 3-5 working days

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