An amaro spice cake for your brown spirits
Notes: One of a series of bitters from a relatively new company in American company – although truth be told anyone other than Fee, Angostura, Underberg and Peychauds – all in business for over 100 years -is a relative newcomer), the founders of the company, Janet and Avery launched their unique products on the market in 2007.
The other bitters in the regular series are: Bittermens Boston Bittahs, Bittermens Grapefruit, and Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters, there also may be seasonal bitters of different flavors coming out in the future.
First Impression: Aromatic and spicy combination lots of spice going on.
Appearance: Gold brown, fairly thin and free flowing compared to some bitters.
Taste: Very dry, somewhat bitter, and quite aromatic with a lot of spice notes. Bitter, aromatic and spicy alkali makes for a intriguing blend.
Drinks: Punches up brown spirits nicely and adds flavor accents without overwhelming the spirit.
Bottle: Dark cobalt blue glass old-style / tincture bottle with a built in eyedropper in the screw on cap for ease of use.
Other: Dropper eliminates imprecision in using (rather than a dash type top).
Final Thoughts: An interesting bitters- somewhere between an amaro and a spice cake in terms of the flavor palette. Well made and interesting addition to the bitters category. Yes, it costs 4 times as much as the cheap stuff – but take a look at our Bitter Math page to see how meaningless that is