Michael Kaplan trained as a historian and has spent the last thirty years as a writer and film-maker. An abiding interest in the way food and drink shape human culture inspired him to revive the native British tradition of vermouth, both as a reflection of the richness of raw materials on this island and as a complement to the many great British gins.
Hamish Martin combines a life-long involvement in the wine and spirits trade with a deep passion for herbs, which he grows naturally at the Secret Herb Garden near Edinburgh. His mission is to make us all more aware of the riches growing beneath our feet – and what better way to showcase Britain’s botanical splendour than by putting it in a bottle?
Great British Vermouth is produced by hand, in small batches, on a farm overlooking the Forth Bridge.
It is the product of a shared enthusiasm for growing remarkable herbs and making delicious drinks.