IT-XFB-01-NV

Ferrochina Bitter, Bisleri

Ferrochina Bitter, Bisleri
  • Traditional sub-category of Italian amaro known as Ferro China
  • A base of neutral grain alcohol infused with Chinchona bark and iron citrate, plus an aromatic blend of gentian, cinnamon, and peppermint
  • Aromatics are agitated in stainless steel for a minimum of 30 days
  • Proofed down with water and rested over a period of five days before bottling
  • Aromas of cola, freshly juiced orange, cherry and cocoa nib introduce a gentle mid-palate of peppermint and cinnamon that then dives sharply into a memorable finish of pennies and wet slate.
  • 21% ABV
  • The original iron-cinchona bitter that was used to treat anemia during periods of war and famine! Patented in 1881, this distinct amaro was a mainstay of the Italian tradition of using spirits medicinally until it declined in popularity in the 1970s and was discontinued. Now this cult classic is once again available and a must-try for any lover of bitter and unusual amari.
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
Italy
Region:
Lombardia
Spirit Type:
Liqueur
Spirit Sub Type:
Amaro / Bitter / Apertivi / Digestivi

Tasting Notes

The original iron-cinchona bitter that was used to treat anemia during periods of war and famine! Patented in 1881, this distinct amaro was a mainstay of the Italian tradition of using spirits medicinally until it declined in popularity in the 1970s and was discontinued. Now this cult classic is once again available and a must-try for any lover of bitter and unusual amari. Made from a base of neutral grain alcohol infused with Chinchona bark and iron citrate plus an aromatic blend of gentian, cinnamon, and peppermint, Bisleri Ferrochina begins with aromas of cola, freshly juiced orange, cherry and cocoa nib before transitioning to a mid-palate of peppermint and cinnamon that then dives sharply into a memorable finish of pennies and wet slate. 21% ABV.

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