Fernet Hunter is created by Raphael Holzer with a passion for quality food and drink.
Raphael’s family history is embedded in alcohol production. His
great grandfather, Oskar Holzer, was first introduced to the world
of spirits with Fernet Stock in Trieste, Italy. Oskar helped build
the Stock empire and guided the company through adversity at
every turn, including relocating to Linz, Austria during the Second
World War. It was in Austria where his son, Guido Holzer, became
an accomplished distiller at Stock and in the late 1960’s, Guido
branched out on his own to start Holzer & Holzer. Guido’s son,
Gilbert Holzer, eventually took over the business and continued
the family craft of distilling in the Brunnwald Forest, 30 kilometers north of Linz. This is where Raphael grew up, where his own passion for the spirit industry began, and where Fernet Hunter is currently produced today.