World's first Dutch vermouth.
The quest for our handcrafted vermouth began in Amsterdam's Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest medicinal gardens in the world. Its thousands of herbs and indigenous plants inspired our signature bittersweet blend, the same way we'd like to inspire you.
During our quest for the best ingredients we hand-picked 24 botanicals including pine tops, wild thyme and wormwood. The ingredients were craftily infused in a Spanish white wine from the Airen & Zalema grape, having aged for years on oak barrels; The perfect culmination of our exploration, yet the start of yours.
The name Willem was inspired by the great explorers who shaped the 17th century into the Dutch Golden Age, embracing the unexpected. It was the unexpected that forced them to be creative and nurture their crafts. It was the unexpected that enriched their lives.
In the creation of fine vermouth certain ingredients should not be overlooked. ‘Wermoed’ is the Dutch word for Wormwood, one of the key ingredients that give vermouth its characteristic bittersweet taste.