A unique liqueur that has been appreciated by barmen for nearly two centuries as a cocktail ingredient. Angostura Aromatic Bitters is a secret mix of concentrated essences. Produced in Trinidad, the liqueur is obtained from spices, herbal extracts, natural herbs, orange peel, bitter and aromatic substances.
Featuring outstanding aromatic qualities, only a few drops of Angostura Bitters is enough to make a difference and magnify your favorite cocktails.
Angostura Aromatic Bitters History
It owes its invention to the MD, Johann Siegert, native of Germany, who left his homeland in 1820, attracted by the scent of adventure. He went to Venezuela to join the Simon Bolivar Liberation Army, the founder of the State of Bolivia, in its fight against the Spanish throne. Dr. Siegert was treating soldiers with fever and severe intestinal problems.
After four years of research and analysis on the virtues of tropical plants, in 1824 he developed his ‘bitters’ to stimulate appetite and digestion of the suffering soldiers. After the wars, Angostura bitters reputation spread to the United States and Britain due to the strong maritime activity in the Caribbean. Thus started the worldwide reputation of the product, now recognized as an essential ingredient in achieving many cocktails.