Only Bitters - About Us

The concept behind was born out of frustration at not being able to procure the various bitters used by great craft cocktail bar professionals from around the globe, here in Australia. The online store was created as a niche one stop shop to cater to cocktail enthusiasts in our part of the world. We take out the hassle, time, and expense from ordering from other parts of the globe, and have brought quality cocktail ingredients to the domestic market.

Following our Australian launch in June 2012, we opened to the New Zealand market, and we are now shipping most places worldwide.

We aim to provide our customers with a carefully curated and very broad range of boutique bitters, tonics, shrubs (drinking vinegars), cocktail syrups, bitter liqueurs, vermouths, and garnishes from around the world. We are also proud to be building our Australian-made range, and have also expanded into some very unique barware items. For inspiration, we also carry great Cocktail Books, and for the DIY enthusiast, we also import cinchona bark and powder, the raw ingredients for making your own tonic. 

Only Bitters is the brainchild and the labour of JD & Sophia, passionate cocktail enthusiasts located in Melbourne Australia. is part of The Only Group Pty Ltd.

Our Retail Store

If you live in Melbourne or happen to be visiting, stop by our shop, The Bitters Lab, located at Shop 9, 397 Smith St, Fitzroy.

Immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind retail store to experience the world of cocktail ingredients. Our bitters tasting table takes you through a myriad of flavour categories from berries to floral to hot & spicy.  We also have a range of tonics and shrubs for you to try in-store and barware to get a feel for.

Our entire online range (plus or minus a few items) can be found in-store, so please stop in and let our knowledgeable staff help you with your cocktail and barware needs. Stop in and see us, and sample from our extensive range of bitters and tonics samplers.  Our experienced staff can guide you along.

For store hours and more info, visit The Bitters Lab  website.

We'd love to hear from you

If you're here, you must like great craft cocktails! We welcome your comments and questions. Contact Us