Luxardo Fernet

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7
Type: ,
Proof: 90 (45%)
Age: Not Applicable
Price: $28.00 - 750 ML
Price Range:

Bitter enough to threaten small children with if they misbehave.

Notes: Made with a number of different herbs, the primaries being chichona, cardamom orange, angostura, enzian, and gentian. In business since 1821, Luxardo has a long tradition of making all sorts of various liqueurs almost all of them winning high praise from various organizations and individuals in the trade.

First ImpressionAromatic bitter licorice with earthy, herbal and spicy notes, wrapping even more bitter. Smells like a witches herb cabinet.

Appearance: Dark cola or betel nut color – a very striking red and unmistakable in a drink. On swirling, leaves a coating on the glass with many long thin legs developing.

Taste: Heavy oily entry with a bitter bitter, intensely alkaline taste, bitter cherry, woodruff, rosemary, lemon, gentian, quinine, cassia, cardamom, cinnamon, orris root, tansy, angelica, fennel, wormwood, enzian.

Drinks: Not sure what to do with this except over ice. Good as a digestiv. Bitter enough to use in small dashes in drinks calling for other types of bitters.

Bottle: Clear glass bottle, cylindrical with a rounded shoulder 3/4 of the way up and a slightly large neck with a bright red screwtop closure. Simple paper label and a medallion / pommel stamping on the shoulder make it easier to find. Red screwcap and neckwrap.

Final Thoughts: Bitter enough to threaten small children with if they misbehave.


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