The Tait brothers, David and Dominic, set out to challenge convention. Inspired by their home in the Scottish Borders, a part of the world which was once the most northerly reaches of the Roman empire. This ancient connection sparked a wild idea…what if that most prized spirit, which goes on to become Scotch Whisky, was used to enrich a zesty selection of Italian wines, all tied together by botanicals cultivated in both regions.
It was while walking through the triple peaks of Eildon Hills (called by the Romans the Trimontium) that the brothers first conceived of Valentian. Stumulated by the fragrant flora and fauna of the Scottish countryside they wondered what of nature’s bounty would bring out the best from a malty, fruity spirit.
Their ambition wasn’t just to create a vermouth, but a flavour experience which with every sip would transport you to the soft rolling countryside of Scotland or the fragrant, warmth of the wine country on the plains of the Tanaro river in northern Italy.