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July 2018 - The Bitter Battle®

July 2018 - The Bitter Battle®
This month's spirits feature is The Bitter Battle®

The Bitter Battle® Reviews

The Bitter Ex Bitters Co. Stalking Ex Spicy Celery Bitters
93 points
$12
Tasted in a Gin Martini cocktail. Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of celery root and stalk, hints of dried peach, barbecue rub, and suede shoe with a supple, lively, dryish medium-full body and an even, layered, very long lemon cream, frosted herb scone, and cucumber-thyme and watermelon finish. Vibrant earthy celery notes mesh seamlessly with the botanicals of gin in a martini cocktail and elevate the experience; a must for brunch cocktails or try with Chartreuse.
The Bitter Ex Bitters Co. Drunk Texting Citrus Bitters
93 points
$12
Tasted in a Gin Martini cocktail. Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of frosted lemon cake and herbed yams with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, crisp lemon and nut oil and dried ginger and lime finish. These bitters add a hint of lemon and ginger to the mix for a serious cocktail.
Old Forester Smoked Cinnamon Bitters
91 points
Tasted in an Old Fashioned cocktail. Amber color. Aromas and flavors of fine cherry pipe tobacco, sandalwood, carrot cake and zucchini bread toast, and singed cinnamon with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long orange cake with cherries and spiced honey finish. Lightly smoky spice, wood and tobacco notes add a lot of complexity to an Old Fashioned cocktail and smooth out any rough edges in bourbon.
Old Forester Bohemian Bitters
89 points
Tasted in an Old Fashioned cocktail. Golden amber color. Aromas of pipe tobacco, cedar and incense, grilled fennel, and marzipan with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length licorice candy, orange spice muffin, and molasses finish. A solid, lightly licorice-like bitters adds a fun layer to a Old Fashioned cocktail.
Old Forester Hummingbird Bitters
87 points
Tasted in a Gin Martini cocktail. Sedimentary straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange spice cake, herbs, dried tropical fruits, and hints of tobacco and suede with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long cardamom, lady grey tea, and tamari finish. The martini cocktail benefits for the dried fruit and delicate spiciness of the bitters, especially the orange rind notes; the overall effect of the bitters is very noticeable.
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