In 1845, Bernandino Branca created the Fernet-Branca bitter. It became famous worldwide and led to the founding of the Fratelli Branca Distillery.
Of course, this was not a great surprise, being that the Branca's are a family of entrepreneurs with innovative vision and a passion for challenges. In fact, it was this intuition that enabled them to produce products that matched the needs of the public and, as a result, export them all over the world to more than 40 countries.
Its secret formula, passed down from father to son in the Branca family, has guaranteed the protection of the quality that still makes it the digestive bitter liqueur par excellence. Indeed, the 27 herbs it contains come from four continents: aloe comes from South Africa, rhubarb from China, gentian from France, galingale from India or Sri Lanka, chamomile from Italy or Argentina, just to name a few. On top of that there are flowers, herbs, roots and plants used for alcoholic brews, extracts and teas that, blended in a special mixture, produce the beneficial properties of the product.
Fernet-Branca ages for at least one year in oak barrels and has a light brown colour with amber hues. Its aroma is intense and penetrating, balanced and rich.
Thanks to its history, authenticity and unique taste, Fernet.Branca has managed to live on through the decades, always reinventing its modern character. It definitely has a place in the heart of its admirers, who know well that a product like this never fails to live up to expectations.
Fernet-Branca today embodies the healthy flavour of the Mediterranean cuisine and the passion for authentic food.
Aromas of strong peppermint and spicy liquorice. The palate shows fresh mint leaves, mint tea, camomile and citrus zest. Dried mint and spearmint dominate the finish.