A Conversation with Kat Hamidi of Capitoline Vermouth

This week, for the final installment of our July Vermouth Series, we are excited to be welcoming Kat Hamidi of Capitoline Vermouth to our Instagram feed!

Six years ago, Hamidi and her business partner, Peter Pastan, teamed up with New Columbia Distillers, the makers of Green Hat Gin, to produce the first commercially available DC-made vermouth. They joined a group of pioneers intent on showing Americans that vermouth was more than just the other ingredient in a Martini or Manhattan. Since then, Capitoline has earned a place on just about every decent bar in the city and can be found up and down the East Coast. As the marketplace has become more crowded with high-quality vermouth, Capitoline continues to stand out, not just as a local product, but as a model of excellence.

Join Eric on Instagram Live at 2pm on Saturday, July 31 for a conversation with Kat Hamidi. They'll take a look at what inspired the creation of Capitoline, what drives them now, and what the future holds. Oh, and they'll taste some damn good vermouth.