Today the New York Times posted a story about Count Niccolò Branca di Romanico – the leading royalty of the Fernet Branca‘s family dynasty and holder of the secret recipe for the Fernet Branca digestive that has achieved a cult status with waiters & bartenders in New York, San Francisco, and it’s spreading…
Did I forget to mention that Fernet Branca is headquartered in Milan, and that I have pictures from an exclusive tour I took of the factory? Non?
Here’s a sneak peek – if you’re interested in seeing more, let me know in the comments. Fernet lover? Hater? Don’t know what we’re talking about?
The picture below depicts a wheel of spices that go into the Fernet Branca secret recipe. So secret, in fact, that they readily admit many of the spices they display in the wheel are decoys and are not actually included in the final recipe. One ingredient they do confirm is saffron, as evidenced by that huge jar right in the center.