is a popular brand of amaro or Bitters
It is a bitter, aromatic spirit made from over 40 herbs and spices, including myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron, with a base of grape alcohol. The recipe is a secret, and was created by the young Maria Scala in 1845 in Milan as a medicine. Scala's name became Maria Branca through marriage, and the product's name was born. Fernet Branca is still produced in Milan by the company Fratelli Branca
, overseen by the Branca family. The secret of its unique, unmistakable taste lies in its secret recipe which includes 27 herbs picked in 4 continents and aged in oak casks for over a year. Among these are - Aloe, Gentian root, Rhubarb, Gum Myrrh, Cinchona bark and other exotic spices such as Colombus, Galanga and Zedoary.