The Merchant's Table

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Back in October at The Merchant’s Table we held an exclusive Vermouth Workshop hosted by The London Vermouth Company, as part of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival.


During the workshop, we learnt all about Vermouth including; how to best utilise your homegrown or hedgerow found botanicals. The London Vermouth Company provided us with dozens of flavours and botanicals to try on the night and a range of Suffolk wines as bases for the Vermouth including:

ANTICO FORMULA CARPANO The original Vermouth, invented in Turin in 1786 but only becoming fashionable by the mid 1800’s when the chic folk created aperitivo culture... a great excuse for a post work drink!

Profile: raisins, Chocolate, coffee and spice.

DOLIN BLANC Although it was Mr Noilly (Pratt) who first took Italian vermouth across the Alps and made it with French grapes and botanicals it was, for us, Dolin, who first made it great :

Profile: mountain florals, then elderberry, almonds and finally peach.

VYA SWEET The forerunners of modern Vermouth. After visiting Mont Blanc and falling in love with Vermouth, the VYA team went home and created an all American stunner. No wormwood either (it’s banned in the USA) so uses gentain instead, giving an earthy dusty base.

Profile: using muscat wines as a base then honeyed sweetness, dried figs and sarsaparilla.

REGAL ROGUE ROSE New wave Australian Vermouth made with outback botanicals and Barrosa Valley grapes. Wine forward.

Profile: Like a glass of wine with a floral silk shirt over the top.

SACRED AMBER Iain Hart is the man that woke the UK up to Vermouth, a hero and a legend.

Made in his front room in Highgate, in collaboration with Dukes Hotel (those Martini masters!)

Profile: orange blossom, orchard syrup and gentle spice.

SERPENTINE STAR CAMILLE’S RED Next generation Vermouth made in collaboration with cocktail doyenne Camille Hobby-Limon. A hearty autumnal treat.

Profile: rhubarb, honey, port and cinder toffee.

SERPENTINE STAR AMBER LIMON Second release via the mind of Camille, this time a perfect sipper!

Pour over ice with a slice of orange and enjoy.

Profile: fresh citrus peel, grapefruit tones and sweet aromatics.

We encouraged participants to think about what Suffolk reminds them of when creating their own botanicals at home. Salty Beaches on a summers day? Musty Forests in winter ? Romance? Hedgerows? Lavender? Candy floss?

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We do ship outside of the UK and are delighted to do so, but we ask you to email,, so we may give you an accurate shipping cost to your destination.

Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.


We recommend contacting your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by charges you were not expecting.

Please be aware that your parcel can be also delayed by customs and subsequent charges can be applied. We have no control over this, and cannot supply any details why or for how long your parcel will be delayed.

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If you wish to return your item and receive a full refund items need to posted/couriered back to us within 7 days of being received by you.

Please note refunds to Debit/Credit Cards normally clear in 1/2 days after receipt of the returned goods.

Returns received outside the above time frame will not be accepted. For all returns you will be required to arrange and pay for the return of the products to us.

We will only accept returns provided the goods are received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you.


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The Merchant’s Table
10 Church Street
Suffolk IP12 1DH

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