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Tempus Fugit Abbott's Aromatic Aged Cocktail Bitters - 5 oz

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Take your taste buds back to a simpler time with Abbott's Aged Aromatic Cocktail Bitters!


    Take your taste buds back to a simpler time with Abbott’s Aged Aromatic Cocktail Bitters!

    Made with angostura bark, these cocktail bitters closely emulate a recipe that was thought to be lost to history. Luckily, the enterprising mixologists at Tempus Fugit Spirits did the research to revive this classic cocktail enhancement.

    Abbott’s bitters are thought to be the bitters used in history’s first Manhattan. They’re a perfectly blended combination of aromatic ingredients that will elevate any old drink to bold new heights.

    Add to your collection of artisanal aromatic bitters. Order your bottle of Abbott’s Aged today!

    • One of the most historically important cocktail bitters
    • Oak barrel aged
    • Made with angostura bark
    • Said to be the bitters used in the original Manhattan cocktail
    • Researched and produced by Tempus Fugit Spirits
    • Abbott's Aromatic Bitters represents over seven years of specialized research focusing on one of the most popular cocktail bitters in the world
    • Dozens of vintage Abbott's Bitters bottles were assembled from the pertinent eras which defined Abbott's history: pre-US Prohibition, Prohibition, and post-Prohibition
    • Special efforts were made to obtain bottles still containing the original bitters liquid
    • Labels and bottle glass manufacturing styles were studied to correctly date the bottles
    • Historic legal documents, US census records, newspaper articles, city business directories, business correspondence and advertising material were collected and studied, to try to piece together the birth, rise and eventual disappearance of C.W. Abbott & Company
    • The original recipe for Abbott's Aromatic Bitters has never been identified or passed down from the family, but after this research, Tempus Fugit Spirits believe we know what the original bitters smelled and tasted like, even after 100 years of aging
    • Tempus Fugit Spirits also know, based on the original name of C.W. Abbott's Angostura Bitters, adopted in 1872, and the many legal confrontations thereafter resulting that the use of the word Angostura was forced to be abandoned in 1908, and that the principal ingredient in this bitters was angostura (tree) bark
    • Angostura bark bitters were common during most of the 19th century, originating as a tonic alternative to cinchona bark
    • Angostura bark flavored bitters eventually evolved by the last quarter of the 19th century into a highly-prized and internationally recognized style of cocktail bitters
    • From 1872 until 1908, various lawsuits against all producers of angostura bark bitters labeled as "Angostura Bitters" in any fashion, were instigated by the company of J.G.B. Siegert & Sons
    • Most producers gave up their brands or even businesses before going to court, and "angostura" bitters were eventually banned as a "type" of bitters, to be dominated by Siegert's Angostura Bitters, which did not even contain the bark, thus not truly reflecting the angostura bark flavor and aromas
    • Thess cocktail bitters, re-baptized under its pre-Prohibition name Abbott's Aromatic Bitters, and replicating its complex, flavor-enhancing profile, so prized in a Manhattan Cocktail, is the result of this research

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    • Bottle Size: 5 oz
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