Letherbee Distillers // Illinois, USA
This fernet is made by Chicago-based Letherbee Distillers. It is made with a variety of botanicals and bittering agents such as saffron, spearmint, eucalyptus, rhubarb root, fennel, wormwood, and gentian among others.
AmaroAmaro means “bitter” in Italian. No legal definition exists, and though it originated in Italy, amaro (plural: amari) can be made anywhere. Originally created to aid in digestion, it is a bittersweet liqueur made from the maceration or distillation (or combination) of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or other botanicals. Often uses neutral spirit as the base, but other liquor or wine can be used. Can be aged. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies, but tends to be 20-40%.