This spirit became popular in the late 1800’s as an aperatif in Turin, Italy.
It was traditionally used for medicinal purposes because of all the botanical ingredients that are used to make this fortified aromatic spirit. Callicounis’s Vermouth is unique because of the special ingredients that are used. A proprietary mixture of ingredients are assembled and added to the base wine. After the wine is aromatized and refortified, the vermouth is sweetened by adding cane sugar.