It was in 1861 when the Ferrero family devised the original recipe for Gran Torino vermouth combining grapes carefully selected from the Piedmont hillsides blended with a secret mix of ingredients including sugar, spices, herbs, alcohol and mountain plants to create vermouth of the finest quality. Authentic Vermouth must be made with an infusion of different herbs in wine. Originally produced in Turin, Italy, and still in the same establishment today, Gran Torino has and always will be created with care, passion and a delicate balance of tradition and innovation. This fusion is what gives Gran Torino vermouth its outstanding quality, unique and natural flavour and unmistakable character.
Today, Vermouth is one of the fastest growing spirit categories in the world, with Gran Torino being one of the most sought-after Vermouths in Italy and internationally. Receiving various medals and acknowledgements in global spirit competitions as well as being the preferred Vermouth for the Italian Royal Family, its prolonged success can be attributed to crafting a product with the same care and passion it has received for over a century, without compromise, through generations of consumers. As an authentic Italian vermouth, with complex and sophisticated flavours, Gran Torino is the perfect ingredient for all dry cocktails.
Appearance: Straw yellow Aroma: Delicate and intense bouquet Palate: Sweet and velvety with a slightly bitter note Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, a perfect ingredient in dry cocktails. Best served with ice and a slice of orange or straight but still cold Serving Temp: 8°C
Appearance: Amber red Aroma: Rich and distinctive aroma with hints of herbs, cinchona and rhubarb. Palate: Sweet taste with evident spicy notes accompanied by a pleasantly bitter and persistent finish Pairing: Ideal as a basic ingredient in aperitifs, an essential ingredient in many cocktails. Excellent served with ice, or straight with a slice of orange peel Serving Temp: 8°C
Vermouth Extra Dry
Appearance: pale yellow Aroma: A rich and intense bouquet with various fruity notes Palate: Dry and delicate taste with a pleasantly bitter and persistent aftertaste Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, and ideal for the preparation of all dry cocktails. Excellent served straight with a slice of lemon. Serving Temp: 8°C
Factory workers from F.lli Ferrero di Riccardo – Torino 1894
System for hand-machine bottling of Gran Torino Vermouth - 1930
Storage cellars for Gran Torino Vermouth - 1920
Equipment for processing herbs and roots including absinth (Artemisia Absinthium) - 1959
Department for packaging of Gran Torino Vermouth. Goods destined for distributor Browne Vintners, New York - U.S.A. 1951
Dispatch of barrels of Gran Torino Vermouth - 1911