Dear Curious Readers,
Fernet Branca is the most famous of Fernet's brands, itself is a cousin of the Swedish bitter aka Elixir du Suedois.
What? What are Swedish bitters? Also called Swedish tincture, is a bitter and a traditional herbal tonic, the use of which dates back to the 15th century. Or even before.
Dear curious reader,
Did you ever imagine how spirits from the past taste like ? Sour ? Sugary ? Herbal ? Low or High proof ?
How to find out ? If you do not have access to old manuscripts a good solution would be to meet Guillaume Ferroni (more HERE). The Marseilles-based bartender and distiller has not only knowledge but also a great collection of antique books (with many old liquid recipes) and on the top, he did put old spirits alive again.
In this post, I’m reporting of a recent talk he gave at the Cocktail Spirits Paris 2017 : follow me into the most fantastic archeological liquid journey !
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