1. The origin of Vermouth Dos Déus del Priorat

When a product is in fashion, the need to look for new horizons and reinvent the traditional arises.

When they talk about Vermouth, we all imagine a glass with ice, a slice of orange or an olive. We sit on a terrace to have some tapas before eating, on a sunny noon. But what if it wasn't the only way to drink vermouth?

Priorat B&D Lab is a winery located in Bellmunt del Priorat (Catalonia). They make original distillates and drinks, recovering old recipes and adapting them to new times of consumption.

Innovation is their DNA and that has led them to win many awards with their vermouths, from the classics to the most innovative.

Can you imagine a northern European-style hot vermouth, like the famous “mulled” or “glüh wine”? Or take a smoked vermouth whiskey or bourbon style with a little ice, on a Sunday afternoon reading a book or simply watching a sunset?

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2. The Dos Déus vermouth cellar, Priorat B&D Lab

Priorat B&D Lab is not only a winery. They define themselves as an experimental laboratory where they make original distillates and drinks, recovering old recipes and adapting them to new moments of consumption. They make innovative products, with soul. Innovation is its distinctive, but always keeping the origins in all their creations.

This idea has led them to position among the best vermouths in Catalonia, an area with a long tradition in the production of vermouth. Moreover, this is the winery that has won the most awards in 2021.

The prestigious World Spirits Competition in San Francisco has awarded the gold medal to one of their vermouths. All this is achieved with a job well done. Each vermouth is given the needed time to age.

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3. Types of Vermouths Dos Déus de Priorat B&D Lab

Dos Deus Origins

It is a young and fresh range of vermouths that returns to its origins. For its elaboration, they use local grapes and for its aging at the Priorat barrels.

They are made with different grape varieties that provide the vermouth with fruity, complex and elegant tones. They are three vermouths with body and mythological essence, which come from the heart of Priorat. These vermouths represent Athena (Red Vermouth)Poseidon (White Vermouth) and Zeus (Dry White Vermouth).

 

Dos Déus Gama Premium

This range represents all the tradition and elegance of the work done with love, passion and dedication. This range consists of traditional Spanish vermouth with a modern twist. These vermouths are intense with elegant notes balanced with sherry and candied orange notes. They have been matured in selected barrels for 3 years.

In this range we find two vermouths: the Dos Déus Estrellas and the Dos Déus Reserva Única.

 

Dos Déus Innovación (Ediciones Especiales)

Priorat B&D Lab has opted for innovation and this is reflected in this range that has led them to win the Vinari Award for innovation two years running.

As a result of this work, these special editions are born in which they add distinctive touches to traditional products that make their products unique.

Two intense, sweet vermouths with hints of citrus and cinnamon are born from the fusion of the Nordic and Mediterranean cultures. They are recommended to be consumed hot: Dos Déus Mediterraneo and Dos Déus Nórdico. On the other hand, inspired by Islay whiskey and American bourbon, Dos Déus DIP is an extreme vermouth, with strength and a devilish touch.

4. Dos Déus Vermouths from Priorat

 

Vermouth Dos Déus Origins Red

It is a complex, unique, sophisticated vermouth with an exclusive formula. Sherry barrels are strategically combined with Priorat barrels and with a mixture of botanicals, achieving a unique profile.

The Vermouth Dos Déus Origins Red has been made with local grapes and natural botanicals, using 40 herbs and spices, including Sandalwood, Aloe Vera and Juniper. It has been matured in Sherry and Priorat barrels for 6 months and then blended providing sweet notes.

 

On the nose, it has spicy aromas such as cloves and nutmeg blend with woody notes of the barrels. On the palate, gentian root and wormwood are combined with herbs to create a voluminous semi-sweet sensation, balanced with high acidity and intermediate bitter notes with a clean finish.

It is recommended to drink the Dos Déus Origin Red vermouth with ice and a slice of grapefruit.

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Vermouth Dos Déus Origins White

Vermouth Dos Déus Origins White is like a calm sea, soft, refreshing, with a fusion of Mediterranean aromas. It has been made 100% with Moscatel grapes, using a Mediterranean recipe with light spicy touches. Around 38 herbs and spices have been used, including thyme, sage, chamomile and vanilla, and combined with the muscatel grapes, giving sweet notes with a clean finish.

On the nose, it has Mediterranean aromas such as muscatel, elderflower and thyme blend with spicy aromas such as cloves and nutmeg. In the mouth, the Mediterranean aromas are accentuated, highlighting thyme, marjoram and absinthe. The entry is sweet and very voluminous, balanced by high acidity and bitter notes of vermouth.

Dos Déus white vermouth is usually taken with ice and an olive.

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Vermouth Dos Déus Origins dry white 

Dry white vermouth is the most intense. It has been made with 90% local Macabeo grapes and 10% mistela. This vermouth can be defined as a complex blend of high-quality natural botanicals, unique to Dos Déus Origins dry white. To achieve this result, 39 herbs and spices have been used, including Blue Ginger, Black Pepper and Angelica Root, and all the sweet notes are natural and come from the grapes.

On the nose, a bouquet of spices such as cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg that blend with aromas of grapes stands out. In the mouth, the earthy aromas are felt. The entrance is powerful, dry and voluminous; leaving a slightly viscous sensation in the mouth.

 

Vermouth Dos Déus Estrellas

It is a medium-bodied vermouth with a predominance of bitter and sweet notes. It has been matured with the traditional system in selected sherry barrels. The 60% has matured for 3 years and 40% for a minimum year.

On the nose, elegant and vegetal notes are appreciated, together with classic herbal notes of vermouth, accompanied by oxidation and Pedro Ximénez notes. On the mouth, a very pleasant entry with a predominance of bitter notes mixed with spices, herbs and flowers on a background.

It is recommended to consume at 10-12ºC, only with ice and a slice of grapefruit or combined with Ginger beer or Ginger Ale.

 

Vermouth Dos Déus Reserva Única

This vermouth is intense with elegant balanced bitter notes and sweet touches of sherry and candied orange. It is ideal as an appetizer and in cocktails. It has been matured in selected sherry barrels for 3 years.

On the nose it is rich and deep with notes of balsamic, liquorice, raisins, toasted caramel and Pedro Ximenez. On the palate, its flavor is powerful and bitter. With character, the citrus notes of sweet orange appear and a background of earthy and spicy notes that give it body and bitterness.

It is recommended to consume at a temperature between 10-12ºC, only with ice and a slice of grapefruit. Or combined with Ginger beer or Ginger Ale.

 

Vermouth Dos Déus Mediterráneo

Dos Déus Mediterráneo explores the traditions of northern Europe such as the famous “mulled” or “glüh wine”. They are made through a long maturation process, combining the vermouth formulas aged in the Jerez tradition with the macerations of different botanicals in demijohns in the sun.

On the nose, it is reminiscent of aromas of cinnamon, orange and citrus fruits with a background of chocolate. In the mouth it maintains a perfect balance between bitterness, sweetness and acidity, which gives it breadth and harmony.

Once heated, the aromas vary and it has a great wealth of nuances: lemon peel, vanilla, and a touch of clove. Dos Déus Mediterráneo vermouth can also be drunk cold, but it is designed to be drunk hot in winter. To consume it, it is recommended to heat it in cups for 45-60 seconds in the microwave at 700W and serve it with two coffee beans. To taste it, let it cool, in this way you will enjoy the full range of flavors and layers of aromas as the temperature decreases.

 

Vermouth Dos Déus Nórdico

Like the Mediterranean, Dos Déus Nórdico vermouth explores the traditions of northern Europe such as the famous “mulled” or “glüh wine”. It is made through a long maturation process, combining the vermouth formulas aged in the old tradition de Jerez with the macerations of different botanicals in demijohns in the sun.

On the nose, it has balsamic and spicy aromas, cloves, cinnamon, even a slight touch of incense. On the palate it is sweet, friendly, frank, round and with a bitter point.

Once heated, the aromas are amplified. In the mouth, the volume of acidity increases to balance the sweet notes. It can be taken cold, but it is intended to be taken hot as a winter drink. To consume it, it is recommended to heat it in cups for 45-60 seconds in the microwave at 700W and serve it with a cinnamon stick. It is recommended to let it cool slightly so you will enjoy the full register of flavors and layers of aromas as the temperature decreases.

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Vermouth Dos Déus DIP

The Vermouth Dos Déus DIP is an extreme vermouth, inspired by Islay Whiskey and American bourbon. A vermouth with strength and a diabolic point like the DIP, a dark and infernal wolf that frightened the villagers of the fields of Tarragona.

It has been made following the tradition of Scottish distillates of roasting plants through the use of carbon smoke and organic peat. It serves to dry and flavor, which mixed with Priorat wines results in a new vermouth. It has been matured using the Tennessee bourbon method, leaving the vermouth to rest in new, extra-toasted 200-liter American oak barrels.

On the nose it is intense with caramelized, smoked and iodized notes. On the palate, notes of licorice stick, cinnamon, candied pear, marked smoked and toasted notes, very complex and pleasant on the palate. It is recommended to enjoy it with ice or to make cocktails.

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5. Dos Déus vermouth awards

Dos Deus vermouths from Priorat B&D Lab have obtained a long list of national and international awards and recognitions. These awards and recognitions have been awarded thanks to their innovative combinations, reinventing the traditional.

Vermouth Dos Déus Origins Red Awards

Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021.

Grand Gold Vinari Awards 2021 - Black Vermouth.

Gran Oro Black Vermouth Girovi 2021.

Vermouth Dos Déus Origins White Awards

Silver, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021.

Gold, Vinari Awards 2021 - White Vermouth.

Vermouth Dos Déus Origins dry white Awards

Gold Verema Monovarietats 2021

Vermouth Dos Déus Estrellas Awards

 Gold Girovi Awards 2021 - Two Déus Estrella.

Vermouth Dos Déus Reserva Única

Gold Vinari Awards 2021 - Dos Déus Reserva.

Gold Girovi Awards 2021 - Dos Déus Reserva.

Vermouth Dos Déus Mediterráneo and Nordic Awards

Gold Vinari Awards 2020 - Innovation.

Vermouth Dos Déus DIP Awards

Gold Vinari Awards 2021 - Best Cocktail Vermouth.

Gran Oro Premios Vinari 2021 - Best Innovative Vermouth.

6. Pairing of Dos Déus Vermouth

Using Dos Déus vermouths as a pairing in appetizers before eating, with desserts or simply to drink alone. Taking the vermouth only with ice so that it is fresh is a guarantee of success. It makes any appetizer a success and is an ideal drink for any time of the year. However, you have to know how to combine it to enhance its olfactory and taste properties.

The Dos Deus Origins white and Dos Deus Origins Red Reserva vermouths are ideal to accompany with any appetizer before eating or in the afternoon, or in a snack meal. These two vermouths are ideal for marinating with olives, potato chips and canned seafood and gourmet fish. They combine very well with canned anchovies, as well as with cockles or mussels.

Dos Deus Smoked DIP vermouth is perfect for pairing with sweet desserts and chocolates as it is designed to be used in cocktails or as a liqueur.

The Dos Deus Caliente Nordico vermouth is designed to be drunk hot, only with cinnamon since it is, like the “glu wein”, a winter drink. However, it can also be taken cold like any other vermouth.

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