Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Oso de Oro Vermouth from T.W. Hollister & Co.

TWOsodeOro2The 2019 Holiday Season is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about those unique gift ideas. The crew here at Mashing In is well aware that it is often difficult to find that perfect gift, so we have decided to compile a gift guide for anyone in your life that enjoys a well-crafted adult beverage from time to time. This installment of the gift guide is for the friend, loved one or co-worker that loves a good martini and/or other vermouth-based cocktails: Oso de Oro Red Vermouth and Oso de Oro Dry Vermouth from T.W. Hollister & Co. (Gaviota, California).

Established in the central coastal area of California, T.W. Hollister & Co. is a family-owned company “dedicated to producing sustainably-sourced and locally-fortified vermouth.” Each hand-crafted Vermouth is fortified with “sustainable Californian ingredients, including those grown on [the family’s] property at Hollister Ranch” such as “white sage, berries, olive, eucalyptus, almonds and walnuts.”

T.W. Hollister & Co. currently offers the following two small-batch Vermouths:

Oso de Oro Red Vermouth

19 botanicals, including Hummingbird sage, blood orange, grapefruit peel, ginger root and wormwood.

Infused with a unique blend of 19 botanicals, our red vermouth is finished with organic caramel sourced from a fifth-generation European caramel company, enhancing the overall texture and imparting a mild, pleasing sweetness to balance the wine’s natural acidity. Fruit-forward and herbal, its complex layers and sweet floral nuances round out the long finish. Try it on its own, or enjoy in your favorite cocktail.

ABV: 18%
No. of bottles: 1,000
Suggested Retail: $37

Oso de Oro Dry Vermouth

12 botanicals, including orange peel, chamomile, rose hips and wormwood.

Infused with a unique blend of 12 botanical ingredients, this dry style of vermouth is fruit-forward and floral, enhanced by subtle herbal notes with a lengthy, pleasant finish. Light on the palate, its complex flavors and balanced acidity make it easy to enjoy on its own or in your favorite cocktail. We love it in a Spritz with a twist of orange peel.

ABV: 16%
No. of bottles: 1,000
Suggested Retail: $37

If you would like to purchase a bottle of Oso de Oro Red Vermouth or Oso de Oro Dry Vermouth (or both) for a loved one this holiday season, you can do so by visiting select retailers in California or you can order directly through the T.W. Hollister & Co. website.  Prost!