Dedicated to the revitalization of rare and vintage spirits and liqueurs, Tempus Fugit Spirits has once again reached back in time to develop Alessio Vermouths. Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso and Alessio Vermouth Chinato embody classic Italian vermouths inspired by a true “Renaissance man,” Alessio Piemontese. A 16th century Italian physician, alchemist, humanist, inventor and cartographer, Girolamo Ruscelli authored of The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont in 1555 under the pseudonym “Alexius Pedemontanus” (Alexis of Piedmonte / Alessio Piemontese).
This early manual of ancient curative recipes contained many formulas that were previously banned, hidden or lost by the Church during the Dark Ages, including several elixirs that are distinct ancestors to the herbal wine-tonic that later became known as vermouth. Alessio Vermouths are crafted by a master Vermuttista of Asti in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, the birthplace of sweet vermouth and the land from which Alessio Piemontese took as his name.