No Stone Unturned
No Stone Unturned is a semi-sweet, white vermouth. We built it around quince, a rare fruit that tastes similar to guava: floral and tropical.
We used a few different processes to make No Stone Unturned: it's a culmination of years of learnings.
First we put 17 bushels of quince through carbonic maceration, letting them ferment themselves in a CO2 rich environment to amplify their unique fruity/floral aroma.
Then we milled the quince and soaked the pomace in spirit for a month. We used this spirit to fortify a blend of Gewürztraminer, pears, apples and plums.
Finally, we steeped marigold and lemon balm to push the citrus and floral notes even further, with a mix of burdock root and dandelion leaves for subtle bitterness.
What's it like?: No Stone Unturned lives in the same world as Lillet Blanc, if the fruit was dialled way up and with half the sugar of the French aperitif.
Quince aroma is complex and hard to pin down—it's somewhere in between vanilla, apples, citrus and guava. Every other ingredient here elevates the quince in it's own way;
Gewürtz and marigold amplify the florality. Pears dial up the vanilla, and lemon balm lifts the citrus. Plums and apples provide the acidic backbone, while the dandelions and burdock add just enough astringency to balance it all out.
No Stone Unturned is thoughtful and superbly balanced: unique, rare and a damn treat.
Drink it chilled on its own, or blend into any cocktail you would use Lillet in.
18% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Quince, Gewürztraminer, Pears, Apples, Plums, Golden Plums, Marigold, Lemon Balm, Burdock Root, Dandelion Leaves. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. 45g of sugar/bottle. Vegan.