Virginia Miller talks about her first taste of our new spirits line at the SF Indy Spirits Expo…
BITTERMENS SPIRITS AMÈRE SAUVAGE
Each November, the Indy Spirits Expo offers excellent small production pours, and even I find a few new surprises every year. This time, a winner was New York’s Bittermens Spirits (yes, of the popular indie bitters line), with a brand new line of five bitter liqueurs ($29.99).
Each is a worthy purchase, whether it be Amère Nouvelle, an Alsatian-style bitter orange liqueur used in classic cocktails like the Amer Biere (pale lager, bitter orange and gentian liqueur), or the limited edition Hiver Amer, a bitter orange-laced cinnamon liqueur, ideal in egg nog or toddies. My favorite at first taste was the Amère Sauvage, an alpine gentian liqueur. Tempering famously bitter gentian root herbs, it is earthy and lush in a White Negroni.
via A spirited winter (http://www NULL.sfbg NULL.com/2011/11/29/spirited-winter).
Camper English (http://www NULL.alcademics NULL.com) includes our new spirits on ShakeStir.com – New Booze: Bittermens Spirits (http://www NULL.shakestir NULL.com/community/id/104/new-booze-bittermens-spirits).
The Tasting Table reviewed Bittermens Spirits in their 11/18/11 newsletter:
But thanks to Janet and Avery Glasser, the husband-and-wife team behind Bittermens, our holiday bartending plan is now clear: We’ll be hinging our cocktails on the company’s just-launched line of spirits ($24 for 375ml). Here, our five-point guide to an easily mixed round.
via Bittermens Spirits answer your holiday drinking questions | Top Shelf – TastingTable (http://tastingtable NULL.com/entry_detail/ts/6233/A_new_family_of_spirits_to_keep_your_family_from_thirst NULL.htm).
Matt Hamlin writes about a trip to Amor y Amargo where he first samples the Commonwealth Tonic Liqueur:
The rise of craft cocktails has been accompanied by micro-distilled spirits, handmade bitters, and flavorful tonic water bottlings, and craft syrups. The goal of these higher-end products is to make better cocktails. Undoubtedly Fever Tree or Fentimen’s tonic waters are superior than Canada Dry-style sugar water. But is tonic all that it can be?
via Bittermens Commonwealth Tonic Cordial « A Jigger of Blog (http://ajiggerofblog NULL.com/2011/11/10/bittermens-commonwealth-tonic-cordial/).
Imbibe Magazine featured Bittermens Spirits in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: