Fernet Branca is a Fernet liqueur made with herbs and spices. Fernet Branca was created in 1845 by Bernardino Fernet, who started the company which still produces it today. Fernet Branca is made with 27 different herbs and spices from around the world, including saffron, myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe vera and gentian. Fernet Branca is bitter and complex, with a long finish. It is typically served as an after-dinner drink or digestif.
Fernet Branca has a long history and has been enjoyed by many famous figures over the years. Fernet Branca was Winston Churchill's favourite drink, and he is quoted as saying: "In victory, deserve it. In defeat, need it." Fernet Branca was also enjoyed by Ernest Hemingway, who once said: "Fernet Branca, that great Yugoslavian drink which cures everything from a hangover to cold feet." Fernet Branca is still popular today and is enjoyed by many people around the world.
Nose: Marmalade, hints of fresh mint and pepper. Very aromatic.
Palate: Perfumed notes of potpourri, fruits, peppermint and zest. Rich.
Finish: Dry, oaky finish. Very herbal now.
-- Masters of Malt