Fernet Francisco 9th Release
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Willett
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Willett Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • bitter
  • herbal
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • orange zest
  • oak
  • smooth

Fernet Francisco

9th Release (0.75l, 40%)

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Character Goatson

The first Fernet from the Bay Area.

The friendship of Max Rudsten and Ben Flajnik began over a toast with a shot of Fernet. Not a total coincidence since they were both really into this Italian bitter Spirit that’s based on a grape distillate and originates in Italy. It’s usually crafted with several herbs and drunk as a digestif. Rudsten was working on his own recipe and Flajnik was traveling the world, looking at various methods at famous distilleries. The two Bay Area locals created the first locally-crafted Bay Area Fernet.

Fernet Francisco 9th Release is a limited release that’s part of their Cask series. They don’t disclose the entire recipe but we do know this: it’s crafted with grape Brandy and local hand-picked herbs and botanicals, including rhubarb, gentian root, orris root, cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon, fresh orange peel, peppermint, spearmint, angelica root, and German chamomile. This intriguing Spirit is aged in Willett Bourbon casks for 6 months and it comes out at 40% ABV as a rich, complex, and oaky Fernet. Toast with it neat or use it in your cocktail.
 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Willett
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Willett Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet and herbal.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Bitter, herbal, and sweet with rhubarb, cinnamon, clove, orange zest, and bay leaves along with oak from Bourbon barrels.

Finish
Well-balanced.

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  • sweet
  • bitter
  • herbal
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • orange zest
  • oak
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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