"Fernet Branca is not just an amaro, it's a true legend: its formula is one of the best kept secrets.
Made of rich bitter notes and a delicately spicy aftertaste each component has a different flavor. Since 1845 produced according to the original formula, a secret that has been handed down from generation to generation."
This amaro seems innocuous at first, with its coffee-brown hue and mild, root-like aroma. But it s intensely bitter from the first sip-so much so that it s hard to detect other flavors, though there s a bitter espresso and unsweetened chocolate core, plus a minty finish. Bartenders love to offer this uber-bitter liqueur as a shock-value shot; it s challenging to sip straight, even though the alcohol level is moderate. But it s also a key component of some classic drinks, like the Hanky Panky, and that s where its value lies.