Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 8
Type: ,
Proof: None (Water Base)
Age: Not Applicable
Price: $3.95 4 oz (118 ml)
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Somewhat candylike grapefruit taste.

Notes: Fee Brothers has been in business since April 1,1864 in Rochester, New York (home of!). Along with being one of the few remaining manufacturers of bitters, they also are one of the largest bar mixes and supply firms in the U.S. and produce flavorings and syrups for coffee shops, restaurants, etc.

First Impression: Smells like the intense grapefruit smell you get when you open a bag of sugared grapefruit slice candies. Scents of bitter zest of bark also in the background.

Appearance: Clear, yellow tinge, paradoxically viscous and oily at the same time.

Taste: Tastes a great deal like grapefruit candies with a pleasant but intense bitterness to it. Slightly artificial tail or aftertaste but would probably be unnoticed in a drink.

Drinks: This bitters can be used in a number of drinks calling for grapefruit bitters or may be quite useful to give a concentrated grapefruit flavor without the bulk or color impact of using grapefruit juice. Might be quite interesting on a Pisco Sour instead of Angustora Bitters.

Bottle: Simple paper wrapped clear glass bottle, with a screwcap closure. It is distinguished from the other bottles by the light or olive drab green color of the printing and green colored shrinkwrap around the top and neck.

Other: Other varieties of bitters include: Aztec ChocolateCherryCelery,CranberryLemonMintOld Fashioned Aromatic (Angostura)(West Indian) OrangePeachPlumRhubarbBlack Walnut , and the Whisky Barrel seriesWhiskey Barrel Aged 1 (2007) , Whiskey Barrel Aged 2 (2008), Whiskey Barrel Aged 3 (2009), Whiskey Barrel Aged 4, (2010),  and Whiskey Barrel Aged 5  (2011)

Final Thoughts: An interesting addition to any cocktailian’s bar supplies. This product is one of the few  grapefruit bitters commercially available in U.S.


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