Faccia Brutto liquors are 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.
Our aperitivo is a bittersweet rendition of the classic “red bitter” but with more character. We infuse 17 fresh and dried organic botanicals such as gentian, kola nut, hibiscus and rhubarb root in non-GMO neutral grain spirit for two weeks. At that point we add water and fresh orange peels (2 oranges per bottle!) and let that steep overnight. We strain and filter the resulting tincture and add organic cane sugar and cochineal to achieve the ruby hue we all love. -Distiller's Notes
A deep ruby red bitter with top notes of orange and cherry. Smooth and pleasantly bitter on the palate with lasting gentian and cherry notes. The classic bitter backbone is from quassia bark along with rhubarb root and warm spices that round out the flavor. Perfect in a Negroni, Spritz or Americano. -Importer's Notes