Of course Oak and Barley should only be about whisky – but what’s whisky without the comfort of an Old Fashioned, and what’s an Old Fashioned without Angostura Bitters? A bottle of bitters should last about 6 months if used correctly. Remember, use it by the dash (drops) and not by the spoonful.
“A cocktail cabinet without Angostura is like a kitchen without salt and pepper.” Angostura bitters adds a layer of complexity, intensifies the flavour of other ingredients, counteracts the harshness of acidic contents and decreases the harshness of spirits. But it doesn’t stop there – it also helps cleanse the palate and aid in digestion. Ever had an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Pink Gin or Mai Tai? Then you’ve experienced Angostura aromatic bitters. It’s the can’t-miss bottle behind the bar, featuring an over-sized label and distinct yellow cap.