Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, a German doctor, created Angostura Bitters to treat stomach disorders and indigestion in a military hospital in the town of Angostura, Venezuela. Thanks to sailors they travelled the world and via the punch found their way into cocktails and have since become a mainstay in drinks such as the Rum Punch, Manhattan and Vieux Carre.
There are now numerous other brands of aromatic bitters, many containing Angostura Bark. However, it's worth remembering the original Angostura Bitters take their name from the town where they originated and despite this name, do not contain Angostura Bark.
|Size: 200ml||ABV: 44.7%||Origin: Trinidad & Tobago|
Colour: Reddy-brown with brick red tones.
Aroma: Pungent, spiced and herbal aromas with orange zest, cardamom, clove and cinnamon.
Taste: Full bodied flavour explosion with cardamom flavoured Lebanese coffee, dried orange zest, clove, cinnamon, jasmine and mint.
Aftertaste: Long cardamom, clove, cinnamon and bitter orange zest finish.