Even though none of our tasters drink vermouth or cocktails, they were massively impressed by Imbue Bittersweet Vermouth. It's so unusual, so powerful, so complex, so long on the finish that it has to stand out for wine lovers as well as those who seek to make a great cocktail or sip a memorable aperitif. The producers' comments: Imbue Bittersweet is a raised glass to the beautiful aperitif wines that have been hand-crafted for hundreds of years. This vermouth seeks inspiration from the classic old world style but adds bountiful Northwest flair. Each batch begins with fine Oregon Pinot gris, the white varietal for which the Willamette Valley has become best known. After many months spent in American and French oak barrels, imbue is macerated with a collection of botanicals and finished with a touch of artisan Oregon brandy. The name "Bittersweet" reflects our desire to achieve perfect balance - looking to the classic "blancs" for sweetness but rounding the palate out with a backbone of beautiful bitterness. imbue Bittersweet is best enjoyed as an aperitif served on the rocks with a twist or as the base in dozens of creative craft cocktails.