We call our blending process the chrysalis.

When caterpillars are born, they fatten themselves up and get ready to spin their own home. Once inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar itself melts, and its DNA completely restructures, turning a mess of goo into a beautiful butterfly.

No one has been able to figure out exactly what occurs inside the tank of vermouth, and how the various chemical components merge and marry. We do know that the wine, the brandy, the sweeteners and the dozens of botanicals combine to create a madly complex taste — not just the amalgamation of the parts, but a whole new creature.