Hi. I’m a newbie/oldbie. You might know me from The Wine Check that I co-created with Mr. French 11 years ago. With the pandemic and folks not flying as much, and tasting rooms having been largely closed, I had a bit of time on my hands. So I took my mad-passion for botanicals and started an herb and spice company. My first, exclusive, bitters offer is HERE, now.
These aromatic spices were carefully selected from tropical climates to create the mélange: Vietnamese Cinnamon which has the highest concentration of essential oils of any cinnamon in the world; Madagascar Cloves, Vietnamese Star Anise, Orange Peel and Guatemalan Allspice. The sugar was caramelized to threaded perfection. And the dark spiced over-proofed rum’s butterscotch and vanilla bring it all together.
The bitters are rich and layered in complexity, but not strong. If you prefer an “in your face” wine, then these bitters aren’t for you.
They’re 40 days in the making and the first microbatch will ship by next week. FIRST BATCH SOLD OUT LAST NIGHT. Orders placed today will ship February 22.
Thank you for your warm reception and giving a new brand a chance. I’m so excited to be doing what I love and hope you will keep coming back for more.
$28 and free shipping (only available in US). Island Spice Aromatic Bitters, 2oz.
He’s faster at the 10-key than anyone, or used to be!
These bitters are beautifully aromatic - more so than any others I have other than if it has rose hips or something super strong in it (that I don’t quite like, as it takes over) - the bitters don’t change the overall flavor as much as it introduces some gorgeous aromatics to the cocktail
I’ve put them with several different shrubs, actually switchels as they weren’t fermented. Cranberry spice shrub, Quince and cinnamon-basil shrub, Blood orange shrub, Lemon, etc. Several recipes on the website. I’ve used vodka, tequila and rum. I believe Todd has mixed them with scotch or bourbon? I’ll ask him to report…
No, rather, I find a warm, caramel-y spice, front and center on the nose. Drinking straight, the rum is obviously discernable but I have not found it dominant in mixed drinks.
I suspect the shelf life to be a year as is my experience with similarly made bitters.