The longer you drink, the more refined your palate becomes. This selection of five bitters presents a diverse variety of options, each one activating a different taste bud and provoking a unique cocktail experience.
Hudson Standard's spruce shoot bitters have a citrus flavor and add a light pine accent to fall or winter drinks. The orange bitters by Hella Co. are simple and full bodied, relying on actual orange peels for the flavor. Angostura bitters are the classic, the Platonic ideal, long-favored in many an Old Fashioned recipe. Fee Brother's Cardamom is a 1900s-style bitters that provides a sweet, herbal, pre-Prohibition Era good time. Rounding off the pack is Sazerac Co.'s Peychaud's bitters, the oldest one of all, and still produced with the original recipe from 1793, which is integral to making – you guessed it – the perfect Sazerac.