Henri Vallet begin crafting these classic bitters in the 1860s, when he emigrated to Mexico from France during the country’s brief French colonization period. When the imperial emperor was eventually deposed, Henri Vallet remained in his adopted homeland and by the 1880s he had established local prominence as a skilled distiller of elixirs and liqueurs, including these two that are today still crafted according to his original recipe formulation. Fernet Vallet is a 70 Proof fernet liqueur made from a maceration of aromatic plants, roots and spices including cinnamon, clove, Quassia wood, gentian root and cardamom. An intensely herbal, woodsy digestif, Fernet Vallet enjoys popular usage throughout Mexico in the preparation of both classic and modern cocktails.
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