FERRO-CHINA-BISLERI

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Made From: Bitter Herbs
Produced By: FELICE BISLERI & C.S.P.A.
Origin: Milano, Italy
Proof: 40
Age: -
Importer: NEW HORIZON TRADING LTD.
Location: Fort Lee, N.J.
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The Bisleri’s, originally a family of industrialists, have produced this very famous Italian tonic since 1881. It is essentially an aperitif in a herb flavoured, fortified wine base. Its producers recommend its as a blood tonic. Each 30 ml shot contains 5 mg of Iron from Ammonium Iron (lll) Citrate and when taken at any time of day, but preferably before a meal, will help maintain normal blood. Ferro China also makes a pleasant drink when mixed with mineral water.

One member of the Bisleri family, Franco Bordoni-Bisleri (born 1913), was a famous Italian flying ace. The badge on the Ferro-China bottles was a lion so this was the image painted on most of his aircraft alongside the word “Robur” meaning “strength” in Latin. No doubt his fame helped to popularise the brand. 21% Alc./Vol.

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