Dr. Hostetter's Bitter

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Dr. Hostetter's Bitter

70cl | 20% ABV | England

3 in stock

IWSC 2023 Silver A forgotten digestif revived and reimagined! The original Dr. J. Hostetter’s 'Celebrated' Stomachic Bitters was formulated in the first half of the 19th century. This recreation brings it back to life. Won a Silver medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2023.

Similar to an amaro. Expect earthy cinchona bark and fragrant spices overall. Zesty citrus and cherry pops up to begin before the herbaceous heart grows. Gentian and quinine bitterness dry the profile alongside a lingering peppery spice.

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About this product

The original was made with a blend of botanicals, including gentian, cinchona, rose petals, candied fruit. This recreation uses a similar structure, as well as Red carmine (extract of the cochineal cactus beetle) to bring in that famed red colour.

Owned and produced by Phoenyx Spirits, a company that specialises in reviving lost and forgotten brands, by either recreating them or re-imagining them for a new generation of drinkers.

Dr. J. Hostetter's Celebrated Stomach Bitters were first made in compounded in Pittsburgh in 1853. This modern version is made in Surrey, England.

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