New to Lukas Liquor Superstore,
Ransom Dry Vermouth (18.4 % ABV)
“In order to bring you the highest possible quality, Ransom ferments this vermouth in house. The botanical ingredients are sourced from the finest producers, grown on our farm, or gathered from the wild. No concentrates or artificial flavorings have been used in this product. All ingredients used are in their natural form as plucked from the ground, picked off the vine, or pinched from their stems. These wholly natural ingredients will contribute color to this vermouth. Salud!”
Ransom Dry Vermouth Ingredients:
Wormwood, Cinnamon Bark, Rosehip, Coriander, Scullcap, Arch Angel Root, Chamomile, Burdock Root, Orange Peel, Fennel, Verbena, Cardamom, Spearmint, Lemon Peel, Star Anise & Vanilla Bean.
Who is the Ransom Wine Co.?
Started with a small life savings and a fistful of credit cards, the Ransom Project was launched in 1997, with the distillery making small amounts of grappa, eau d’vie and brandy. Gin and whiskey were added to the lineup in 2007.
Still wine production began during the 1999 vintage, with Ransom operating as a semi-nomadic entity. For the first five years Ransom Wine Co. followed the path of its founder, Tad Seestedt, through several contract winemaking jobs, and custom crushing locations until 2004 when permanent housing was finally located (and the day job quit) in the heart of McMinnville’s granary district.
In 2008, the purchase of a forty acre farm outside of Sheridan, Oregon has brought both the distillery, and winery together for the first time. Vines go in the ground in spring 2010, and barley has been planted since 2008. The farm is located in the Willamette Valley in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range.
The name “Ransom” was initially chosen to represent the investment necessary to become self-employed. It has since come to represent the amount of debt owed to banks and other loaning institutions.
The intent of Ransom Wine Co. is to create artisan crafted wines that exemplify true varietal character and express the individuality of the growers, vineyard sites, and vintages. Our belief is that wine is best made by hand with minimal intervention and minimal use of mechanization, chemicals, computers, and high tech laboratory analyses. Winemaking decisions are mainly based on taste, the other four senses, a small degree of common sense, instinct, and of course what the grapes themselves want to do. Call it path of least resistance, laziness, low budget or anything that seems to fit. We prefer to call it “keeping it real”. Very hands on, low tech, low hype.” – per the Ransom Wine Co.
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.