Liqueur - Herb

Fernet Branca Liqueur

From: Italy Liquor Review Category: Herb Liqueur

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Fernet Branca is a bitters liqueur first made in 1845 and launched what would become the international company of Fratelli Branca. It is a blend of a what they describe as "dozens of herbs and spices from our continents." Some of these spices are said to include bitter aloe, gentian, chamomile, angelica, quinine, colombo root, rhubarb, myrrh, peppermint, cinnamon, saffron, and others. It is aged for a full year in oak barrels prior to bottling, which will impart additional color and flavor to the spirit (very unusual in the bitters liqueur world). It has a strong mint note and, like many bitters, an extremely ardent fan base. 

They suggest sipping as digstif. 

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
jeanphilt jeanphilt (32) (2015-08-25)
It reminds me of my mint toothpaste and while I like mint teas, I would not really drink this except well diluted in a cocktail. I don't think I will buy again because of the price.
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AbelAlejandro AbelAlejandro (1) (2013-01-04)
I live in Argentina and this is the most popular liqueur among young people. Nobody would never think of drinking this stuff without Coca Cola. The mix is one part Fernet and five parts of Coca Cola. It's the guest that never misses any party, dinner with the inlaws, the park, the club, [place any social gathering here].
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bdehoog bdehoog (73) (2012-11-20)
tons of weird flavors but overall sort of mentholated. good in coffee or in an old fashioned (toronto) but i dont know what else to do with it.
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (110) (2011-03-28)
This aperitif surely fills the needs of some audience. Its just not an audience Im a part of. I tried a sampler of this one, and mint chocolate cough syrup is the best I can come up with. The taste is decidedly medicinal to me, but it drinks like a quality liquor: No burn, smooth feel, and strong flavor. Its just not me though, and is probably the single oddest liquor Ive yet had. This didnt make me anxious to try their other one, Fernet Branca Menta.
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