Regal Rogue Daring Dry Vermouth (500ML)
2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner
Regal Rogue Daring Dry is led by savory and light salty notes creating an umami finish. It marries a grassy Sauvignon Blanc from South Australia with native anise myrtle, quandong and native thyme coupled with white pepper, gentian, olive leaf and juniper. This gives an earthy, salty and very herbaceous character. Regal Rogue follows a natural production process with no wood interaction and finishes semi-dry with a lingering after-taste.
Pairs with: Caper berries, Olives, Pickles, Cucumber, Thyme, Oregano, Sage
Driven by a sensory obsession, it was Mark ‘Lord’ Ward’s legendary trip around the world to discover the spices of Asia, and the wines and native foods of Australia, that inspired the creation of Regal Rogue. A passion for the marriage of gastronomy and mixology led to the birth of something utterly unique that’s winning liquid hearts with its quaffing style. A love for long lunches and alfresco soirees brings the Regal Rogue brand to life, ensuring those memorable moments are always toasted with the ultimate tipple to share with friends.
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