Valentian Vermouth is made with Scottish New Make Malt Spirit, usually reserved for single malt whisky. We’ve already found a place in dozens of bars in our home market since launching in 2019. We’re planning to open our first venue and turbo charge our growth within the $8.7bn global vermouth market.

  • Tap into growing UK market for vermouth and aperitif, +12.5% 2019-20
  • Awarded Silver Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020
  • Highly original recipe made with Scottish New Make Malt Spirit
  • Plans to open our first site and to start bringing new products to market


Scottish new make malt spirit is usually reserved for making single malt whisky. The Tait Bros’. use it to make vermouth. Our home is the Scottish Borders region, once the Roman province of Valentia. Our vermouth combines two great traditions, Scottish distilling & Italian viticulture.

We believe Vermouth’s time has come and we are bringing a distinctively Scottish edge. In 2019 the global market for Vermouth was $8.7bn, with the UK aperitif market (including vermouth) growing by 12.5%. Consumers are looking for new and distinctive brands, particularly for use in low-abv cocktails. Some of the best bars and restaurants in the UK are using our vermouth including the Montpelier Group. To support this network we’ve established listings with wholesalers (3 regional and 1 national).

We’ve received rave reviews from bartenders and influencers including Kesia McHardy (Winner Jack Daniel’s Tennesse Calling IV Competition) and Joey Cobbe (Head Bar Tender House of Gods, 40k+ followers on IG). The Scotsman, The Herald, Press & Journal, Scottish Field (luxury edition) have all covered us and we’ve even featured in the Sunday Times cocktail of the week.

With this raise we plan to:

  • Start building a winning sales team after the raise
  • Open our first venue
  • Grow relationships in the on- and off-trade
  • Bring in a top PR and marketing agency to help grow our profile


The Tait Bros’, grew up around the Scottish drinks business. With a profound love and respect for craft viticulture and distilling, they’ve worked tirelessly to bring a Scottish flavour to a traditionally Italian product. Vermouth is increasingly taking centre stage in bar culture – the ideal time to bring this bold product to market.

Dominic Tait

An experienced sales and marketing executive with a deep knowledge of the international drinks industry having worked for William Grant & Sons, representing some of the world’s best-selling and most recognizable brands.

David Tait (Part-Time)

Trained with a leading commercial law firm gaining experience in corporate governance and transactions.