The birthplace of vermouths is Italy, but they have also been produced in France since 1815. Together with Noilly Prat, Dolin is one of the most famous French vermouths. Dolin is made from Ugni Blanc wine where added 17 different herbs and spices and sweetened with sugar (25g per liter). Dolin is not sold in the Baltic countries, but it can be bought from ships sailing in the Baltic Sea for about € 8 for a 35cl bottle.
Dolin Dry Vermouth is straw-colored in the glass, slightly greenish, slightly lighter than white wine. The aroma is slightly fruity, with grapefruit and other citrus, cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is soft and light. Very lightly flavored, slightly vinegary. Less herbal than Cinzano, slightly drier and more bitter than Martini & Rossi. Light, easy to drink neat. However, it’s best chilled, with ice or tonic water, or as part of cocktails.