Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
Brancamenta was created in the mid-60s, when fashionistas began asking for a glass of Fernet-Branca with a hint of mint syrup, thus unconsciously giving birth to a tonic and refreshing drink. Brancamenta was launched in 1965 and was an overnight success.
Brancamenta is made using the same formula of more than 30 different herbs and spices as Fernet-Branca but with the addition of oil of peppermint. Like the original Fernet-Branca, it undergoes a 12 month maturation period in Slovenian oak vats.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 28/11/2016
Aromatic rooty spearmint with a hint of chocolate sauce and berry fruit.
Fresh, slightly syrupy, peppermint, spearmint and mint tea with citrus zest and balancing herbal, rooty notes.
Refreshing minty finish with a herbal bitter bite.
Best summed up as being a "minty amaro", Branca Menta combines rooty herbal bitterness with invigorating and cleansing mint freshness.