Bittermens Transatlantic Modern Aromatic Bitters 146ml
Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 45% Alcohol by volume.
For years, customers and distributors have asked Bittermens if they would ever release iconic flavours that have been made popular by other brands. From day one, they’ve always said that we won’t simply copy other flavours in the market, nor make replicas of historical flavours. However, if they had a unique perspective and could create something truly useful, that’s a different story.
In 2011, they launched the Orange Cream Citrate as an experimental flavor. Instead of going for a more bitter and spice driven flavor profile like most orange bitters that were on the market, they went with a fresh, summery expression of orange. It solved a whole set of problems that bartenders didn’t even know they had.
Behind Orange, the most requested flavor was an old fashioned aromatic bitters – and they resisted. There was no reason to clone something that was already being done well and at a fair price.
With that being said, the idea of making a truly useful aromatic blend that was evocative of the Venezuelan (now Trinidadian) classic, stuck in their minds.
Then came a flurry of candy-colour red New Orleans/Creole style bitters and people started asking them if they were going to make one. Again, they deferred, saying that they had no need to replicate something that was already being done well and at a fair price.
Then it hit them. Could they create new classic aromatic bitters that unified the great bitters traditions – not just cocktail bitters but bitter liqueur flavour profiles as well?
Bittermens are proud to introduce the bitters they never thought they would make: Bittermens Transatlantic Modern Aromatic Bitters
What’s the flavour profile? Extremely complex, but not in a confusing way. It’s a little sweet, nicely bitter and surprisingly fruity. They’ve merged the great bitters of the world to create an aromatic bitter that is useful in such a wide array of drinks.
- From the most classic Aromatic bitters of Venezuela and Trinidad, a base that includes gentian, clove, allspice and cinnamon
- From New Orleans style bitters, they blend in angelica and anise seed
- From the iconic Italian Fernet, they fortify the bitterness in a touch of aloe and chicory
- From the Alpine Amaro tradition, they add in chamomile and dandelion
- From the tradition of German digestives, they incorporate cherry bark and liquorice
In total, sixteen botanicals make up this unique aromatic offering.
Unlike the major brands, they are not adding in caramel colour or any colourants at all (so it’s a golden color). Nor are they adding in any sugar. The sweetness only comes from the liquorice root. It’s certified kosher and GMO free.
Kosher Certified and GMO-Free
No sugar, no artificial anything, no added colorings.
Potential Allergens/Interactions: licorice