Faccia Brutto Fernet Pianta Liqueur
Faccia Brutto is a line of liqueurs crafted by Patrick Miller, formerly of Rucola Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to opening Rucola, he worked for 14 years at restaurants around the world. He grew up in an Italian family in Los Angeles and was strongly influenced as a child by his Italian mother and grandparents for whom the Fernet (Pianta) and Amoro (Gorini) are named.
The Fernet Pianta is made with neutral grain spirit macerated with organic gentian, aloe ferox, saffron, myrrh, zedoary, chicory root, fresh peppermint, peppermint oil, and salt. Compared to more famous Fernets, this is more strongly bitter, with a darker profile, lifted slightly by the prominent peppermint notes. 35% abv.