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Fernet Stock

Summary
Fernet Stock is a herbal bitters made in Plzeň-Božkov, Czech Republic. It is flavoured with approximately 14 herbs, imported from the Mediterranean and the Alps. It is also available in a sweeter form as Fernet Stock Citrus. The original Fernet is approximately 40% alcohol (Italian version 41%), whereas the Citrus is a lower 30%. History Origins and the interwar period In 1884, during the crisis caused by the Panic of 1873, Italian Lionello Stock founded the Camis & Stock company in Trieste. The Italian speaking city was at that time part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The company’s flagship product was cognac but the dissolution of the Empire in 1918 made trade between the successor countries difficult as Trieste became part of Italy. Therefore Stock bought a distillery in Božkov near Plzeň in Czechoslovakia in 1920 and founded a subsidiary called Stock Cognac Medicinal. At first, spirits transported from Trieste were bottled there. Cognac or brandy were long the firm's
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