Fernet is a traditional Italian bitter spirit. Originating in the 1800’s – the liqueur was purported to have medicinal properties – it was said to be anti-choleric. The drink’s numerous medicinal claims came in handy during the American prohibition; as a medicine, Fernet was still legal.
Today Fernet is gaining a cult status the world over. Bartenders gravitate to it – often calling Fernet the ‘Jager for men’. Drinking Fernet gives the perception that you have an advanced palate. It also distinguishes the drinker from the mainstream consumer that imbibes in fashionable drinks such as Cosmopolitans. Paradoxically Fernet has a reputation as a useful hangover cure.
Extremely dry on the palate with notes of gentian, mace, galangal, caramel, and turmeric. Finishes earthy, aromatic, with notes of orange and saffron.