MITHRADATES VI is a vino amaro made with red wine from New York’s Finger
Lakes region and aromatized with 34 unique botanicals. The grapes (Frontenac),
harvested in 2021, were vinified and then fortified with various herbal extractions
before resting in used bourbon casks and steel tanks.
It is the second release of Forthave Spirits’ historical line, where ancient medicinal
recipes are reinterpreted as digestivos.
As a vino amaro, or wine-based amaro, Mithradates VI has a vinous quality and is
fortified with 34 botanical extractions. With notes of fig, cardomom, cedar, and
mace, this vino amaro can be enjoyed many ways: neat; poured over ice with an
orange twist; with a splash of club soda or tonic as refreshing spritz; or in place of
red vermouth in many cocktails.