Fred Jerbis - Fernet Single Barrel Unfiltered
Federico ‘Fred’ Cremasco is a remarkable young producer of Vermouth, Bitter, Amaro, Gin and Fernet from the town of Polcenigo, in Friuli. You could call him an herbalist; he devises recipes for his products from combinations of botanicals, some foraged wild nearby, some grown by him, some brought in from other areas, then creates his elixirs from these botanicals using varying methods of extraction. This Single Barrel fernet is hand crafted and unfiltered, infused with 25 botanicals, mostly gathered from his own farm.
This Fernet is a touch sweeter than one might imagine, not as heavily bitter as a Fernet Branca. The pleasant sweetness accompany notes of cinnamon & rhubarb balancing the woodsy spearmint driven finish. The spearmint lingers on the back end cleansing the palate. This is like the natural wine of amaro without the funk.