Though it was born back in 1845, over the years Fernet-Branca has successfully preserved the personality and uniqueness that have conquered Europe and America alike.
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 – The world’s leading Amaro brand, this gold-medal, award winning spirit contains 27 herbs and spices from 4 continents and still uses the same 175-year-old secret recipe first created by the Branca family in 1845.
With almost no sugar, its complex, bitter yet balanced flavor profile reveals notes of mint, ginger, rhubarb and chamomile. A bartender’s favorite, Fernet-Branca is the perfect herbal modifier for a variety of classic cocktails such as the Manhattan, Negroni and Collins.
Bernardino Branca invents Fernet-Branca, a bitter that will make history. From domestic production to the opening of a production facility in Corso di Porta Nuova: Milan is the place where one of the most entrepreneurial adventures is to be born.
Fratelli Branca is present in over 160 countries in 5 continents, with a wide distribution network. Fernet-Branca and Brancamenta, brancy, acquaivt, coffee liquor, vermouth, wines and sparkling wines: Branca, always more and more, drives itself towards differentiation of its offers, expanding well over the liquor and aperitif categories: even if the liquor invented by the founder still remains at the basis of the business, the secret of a success that has lasted uninterruptedly for over 170 years.
Branca celebrates 170 years. An accomplishment for the company and its soul: the product. For the occasion a gift was given to the city of Milan: an modern interpretation of the old chimney in the production facilities in Via Resegone: a street art work that overlooks the city with a mix of colours and images that remind us of the spices and bottle of Fernet-Branca. For the occasion, Branca has published with Rizzoli the monograph “Branca, on the wings of excellence”, recognized as best publication of the year by the “Osservatorio Monografie Italiane (OMI)”
For the 170 years since the foundation, the Ministery of economic development recognizes Branca’s production excellence by releasing a limited edition stamp. .