Fernet BrancaFernet Branca
Producer: Fratelli Branca Distillerie S.r.l
Region: Milian, Lombardia
Fernet-Branca has a closely guarded secret recipe that has been passed down from father to son in the Branca family since its creation. The product is aged in oak barrels for at least a year prior to bottling. Dark brown in color, with a subtle yellow iridescence, Fernet-Branca has a look as unique as its taste.
As you can imagine, a combination of such diverse ingredients yields a very complex layered flavor that has different subtleties to different people. An often used word is “medicinal.” To me, the nose is almost effervescent with flavors of sweet caramel, citrus and mint. The palate has two very distinct layers, a base of sugary citrus and a crescendoing earthy and herbal bitterness with hints of tobacco, chocolate, and caramel culminating in a bitter mentholated finish. If you were to ask someone else they would likely have a totally different perspective. This is what makes tasting so unique, especially in the case of Fernet-Branca.
Alcohol (%) 39%