Townshend's Pacific Northwest Fernet
Townshend's // Oregon, USA
Townshend's Distillery based in Portland, Oregon makes its spirits using kombucha, a fermented tea, as the base. Their Pacific Northwest Fernet highlights the area's botanicals such as Douglas Fir, Willamette hops, and birch bark. Bottled at 80 proof.
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%.