The Jerry Thomas Project is no ordinary producer. Its headquarters are mysteriously difficult to find; hidden behind a secret door, down a nondescript street near Piazza Navona in Rome, and accessible only with a parola d’ordine; a password, obtained from a fortnightly changing riddle. Yes – you’ve guessed it; the Jerry Thomas Project is better known as Rome’s best speakeasy cocktail bar. Apart from its website and highly active Facebook page (an uncharacteristic feature for most on-trend speakeasies), the Jerry Thomas Project embodies 1920s 'prohibition chic', and is named after the 'father of American mixology' Jeremiah Thomas who popularised cocktails and influenced the development of modern mixology.
£16.43 per 100.00ml
The Project is not just a tribute to Jerry Thomas however, it is also a rediscovery of forgotten Italian spirits, a celebration of prohibition drinks with an Italian twist and an advocate for high quality products made with high quality raw Italian ingredients. Top of the range in the production of vermouths from the Jerry Thomas Project, this represents the union between the noble distillate and the elegant aromatised wine. Classic vermouth is aged in Islay Whisky barrels for over 18 months and this process allows it to capture the unique character of the famous spirit. Every year there is a limited production of only one barrel, from which 337 bottles were extracted in 2014. The intense amber colour introduces enveloping aromas, distinctly marked by peat smoke, which are perfectly matched by the aromatic complexity of the vermouth. Very soft and velvety when tasted, it expresses roundness, a strong body and warm persistence enriched by evident smoky hints. An Italian jewel to be tasted at 18°C in a wide glass.