Tempus Fugit Fernet Angelico (750ml)
Fernet del Frate Angelico is truly a step back in time and a major step up in quality from anything available on the modern market. It is made in micro-batches by hand at the Matter Distillery in Switzerland following an original, hand-written recipe, purchased by the distillery's original owner in 1930 from a long-closed Italian distillery. This amazing liqueur can be sipped on its own, but shines in skilfully-made cocktails, especially the Employees Only 'Fernando' and the Toronto. It is a fantastic, multifaceted substitute for cocktail bitters. Tempting to take straight as a shot, stop to savor and enjoy its complexity, and Fernet del Frate Angelico will instantly become your go-to sipper for the first and the last drink of the night. Since its release in 2013, Fernet del Frate Angelico has been recognized by many as the 'ultimate'/'luxury' Fernet, both in the USA and Europe. Deep colored, almost black from the extensive recipe herb-bill, with golden reflections from the expensive addition of fine saffron; there is no additional coloring added. The saffron aromas mix with lightly mentholated and medicinal notes. The bitterness is immediately detected on the first sip, but evolves with light mint, menthol flavors that are surprisingly balanced and a subtle sweetness carries the finish on for a long while, as the bitterness becomes surprisingly engaging.