Bittermilk – History with Complexity

  • January 29th, 2014
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This year we’ve tasted our share of drink mixes. From syrups to all-in-ones to stir-ins and addons, we’ve got all grounds covered. In the hustle were round apothecary-style bottles, blends of of tasty hand-crafted cocktail mixer compounds: Bittermilk. They were hard to ignore, and impossible to forget; amazingly flavorful and created an impact on all those who got a taste – now we bring them to you.


We’re industry people, and so are the folks at Bittermilk they just happen to hail from South Carolina. We think their bar/restaurant work shows through in their use of balance with bitter, sweetness and acid – which every creation has has. A combo concoction bridging together three strong parts of the tongue, in one simple bottle. They use their knowledge of roasting, smoking, barrel aging, percolating and macerating – to create easy and super-tasty cocktails at home. Coupled with all-natural and unique ingredients the Bittermilk folks have created something quite special.

We carry all three of their hand-made mixes, the Tom Collins with Elderflowers & Hops, Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour. Going through them in finer detail in numerical order: the Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned brings together the flavors already found in old fashioned and exemplifies them playing up bitter orange and mellow ‘roasted’ notes. The Tom Collins mix pulls tufts of white sweet flowers and complex bitter/floral hops, a traditional drink with true interest and depth, a wonderfully simple execution to the glass makes it an ideal Saturday dinner drinker. Their number three cocktail is a powerhouse of tart and smoke, wisps of spice compliment the barrel kisses of vanilla, The Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour is a drink to sit and relax with, lovely.

Pick up all three off our shelves today and drink in superb classic cocktails with a modern twist. Have a favorite Bittermilk mix? Want to shout to the mountains your unwavering love for barrel aged cocktail mixes? Lend us your voice in the comments below!

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