"Apothecary" #15 Spruce & Birch Bitters
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This 2017 Good Food Awards Winner is woodsy and piney, layered with citrusy allspice-like notes. This seasonal bitters uses foraged spruce tips from the North Carolina mountains and spicebush berries foraged around Raleigh. Spicebush lends a citrusy and dark spice flavor to the woodsy aroma. Delicious in rye and amaro, and equally great in gin or tequila.
Cocktail bitters are an important ingredient in a well-made drink, but often remain an afterthought even with a growing focus on craft spirits and homemade syrups. Beginning with a 2015 Good Food Award to "Rizzo" (rosemary, grapefruit, and peppercorn)—the first bitters ever to win—Crude Bitters aims to change after- to forethought. "Lindsay" (pecan, magnolia, habanero) has since taken a 2016 Southern Living Magazine Good Food Award and Apothecary #15 (spruce & birch) took a 2017 Good Food Award.
Established in 2012 "in easy-going North Carolina," with both the professional bartender and the cocktail enthusiast in mind, hand-crafted Crude Bitters can help you experiment with classic and new-age cocktails. These bitters are crafted in small batches from 100% maceration organic, non-GMO alcohol, with no glycerin, chemicals, or dyes, and exclusively glass pots or wood barrels are used in the storage and aging of their products.in Plus, their catchy names mirror the inventiveness of their ingredients.