Country of origin:   Scotland          Alcohol content: 31.5% Alcohol by Volume

Originally founded by Johann Gottlieb Böker in 1828, Boker’s Bitters gained popularity around the world as the finest bitters of the Golden Age of mixed drinks in the 1800s. Boker’s were famously the preferred brand of Professor Jerry Thomas, featuring throughout his book, How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant’s Companion; now recognised as the World’s first bartender’s guide.  Despite being unequalled when used in the refined drinks of the bar, the devastating effect of The Volstead Act, commonly referred to as Prohibition, closed the Boker’s company in the 1920s. Tasting and analysing original samples, referencing historical medical guides, as well as unearthing court records and a series of counterfeit recipes dating as far back as 1853, Adam Elan-Elmigirab used these findings to reformulate a historically accurate representation of Boker’s Bitters and brought them back to market at the end of 2009. 

With their return, Boker’s have regained their rightful place and are again being used globally by bartenders in classics such as the Japanese Cocktail, Martinez, Crusta and Improved Cocktail, as well as a multitude of new libations from this second Golden Age of mixology.

Eucalyptus-pine and cardamom woody nose. Intensely bitter with cardamom, coffee, and orange on the palate. Seemingly everlasting bitter finish with hints of coffee. 

Try in a Brandy Crusta, Army & Navy, Zabriskie, Japanese Cocktail, Manhattan, Champagne Cocktail, Old Fashioned, Fairbanks or Morning Glory Cocktail.

About The House of Botanicals:

Situated underneath Aberdeen’s railway line and next door to its largest shopping centre, Union Square, The House of Botanicals is a 2500 square foot unit which is a combination of gin distillery, liqueurist, bitters manufactory, tasting room and shop. While now producing a range of products, it all started in the late 2000s with The Jerry Thomas Project—an endeavour by Adam Elan-Elmigirab to recreate all the drinks from Professor Thomas’ seminal tome The Bon-Vivant's Companion. It was this venture which conceived the reformulation of Boker’s Bitters, and later Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Bitters Ltd; now trading as The House of Botanicals.


Barcode # 5060204882760
Brand The House of Botanicals
Shipping Weight 0.2400kg
Shipping Width 5cm
Shipping Height 5cm
Shipping Length 12cm

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