In 1815, a young businessman of 25 years old set up a liqueur distillery at Les Eschelles, in the province of Mont Blanc. Joseph Chavasse was a smart young liquorist, who knew the surrounding areas were home to a world of plants he could use to create the liqueurs he was inventing. With names such as Elixir D'Amour, Parfait Amour and Amour San Fin, Chavasse enticed his customers with liqueurs as evocative as their names.
Chavasse became inspired by aperitifs in the neighbouring area of Turin, and so set out to his mountain surroundings, selecting the perfect herbs and plants for his latest creation, Vermouth. After his daughter was born in 1830, Chavasse began to infuse white wine with his chosen plants and spices, and his range of vermouths was born.
In 1843, Chavasse's daughter, Marie married Louis Ferdinand Dolin, who came form a line of lawyers. Dolin learnt the trade from Chavasse, and became the offical Vermouth maker, lending his name to the brand. Dolin Vermouth went on to win various awards, including a silver medal at the prestigious World Fair in Paris in 1900.
With no heirs to continue the family business, it was brought out by Charles and Joseph Sevez, who kept the name and traditions used in Dolin Vermouth. Today, Dolin is still one of the most respected names in the world of Vermouth, and is enjoyed worldwide.Read More