VERMúT DEL MOMéNT - ED. 1I
In 1876 Don Augustus Perruchi produced the first vermouth ever made in Spain.
In this edition of vermú del momé we pay homage to the first vermouth ever elaborated in Spain, by one Don Augustus Perucchi. Those cunning linguists of you might have entertained the thought that the name is not very Spanish. Well, that's because the first vermouth, although produced in Barcelona, was in fact produced by an Italian man - Perruchi was native to Turin - the home of modern-day vermouth.
Augustus brought his knowledge to the Catalan capital and started the Bodega in 1876. When Perucchi died with no heirs, a Catalan partner took over the business and added the name Montana, a blend of the abbreviation of his daughters Montserrat and Ana, hence La Bodega Perruchi Montana was born.
The bodega remains an important player in the sector, decorating the trophy room with many an award, since its inception until this day. Certainly, a bodega for any true vermuthiast to know and recognise.
DID YOU KNOW?
The bodega still uses the original aging casks and vats since the foundation in 1876. That means to say that every Vermouth Perruchi has a part of the first vermouth ever made in Spain in 1876. Talk about a secret ingredient.