Cocktail Mixers - Bitters/Aromatics

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Fee Brothers Whiskey Aged Bitters

From: United States Liquor Review Category: Bitters/Aromatics Cocktail Mixers

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Cocktail Mixers category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2013

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Proof66 Notes

Fee Brothers came into being in 1863 when the second generation Irish immigrant Fee family opened up a grocery and liquor store under the management of 25 year old James Fee. The operation expanded over the years to importing and bottling wine became popular in the latter part of the 20th century as a maker of cocktail mixers. The business has been relabeled and reborn in the 1990s and is now expanding its product line of mixers and bitters.

Fee Brothers Whiskey Aged Bitters is a proofed cocktail ingredient that takes aromatic bitters and rests it in used bourbon barrels to combine the charred wood and residual whiskey into the bitters. It is a season release in the spring.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (125) (2016-09-12)
This is the Cadillac of bitters when it comes to making a Manhattan! After using these it's hard to go back the standard Angostura! Cinnamon, maple, oak, & caramel come alive in your drink! These are pricey ( I paid $17 for a 5 ounce bottle), but at least it will last me a while. Well worth it!
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Review Comments
Cranecreek (2016-09-20):
Hi KS-i now have this guy in hand and am wondering how do I store this after opening? I also bought the Maratelli Russo Vermouth (spelling is wrong I am sure)

Cranecreek (2016-09-20):
Hi KS-i now have this guy in hand and am wondering how do I store this after opening? I also bought the Maratelli Russo Vermouth (spelling is wrong I am sure)

Cranecreek (2016-09-20):
If nothing prevents me I will be trying my Manhattan on me & the wife tomarrow night. Thanks for your help!

KaiserSoze (2016-09-20):
Just store in a cool dark place. No need to refrigerate. Let me know how your Manhattan turns out!

Cranecreek (2016-09-23):
First off thanks for your help & instructions on creating a Manhattan. It was something I wanted to do. The first I made with Buff-the second I made with Sazerac Rye. I just don't think I am a mixed drink kind of guy. I used the 3=1 recipie and all I could taste after I was done with the mixing and orange slice and bitters was prune juice with a slight kick. Not to be defeated I moved on to using 1 and a half oz. of Four Roses SB with a sipper in between mixing. Well by now I was confident that my creation was going to be better. The wife showed up about then and we tried that together. She said thanks but preferred Merlot. Having had a very good time by then I put the ingredients away for company. In all honesty I enjoy my 4 oz. of straight bourbon each afternoon as I contemplate the whiskey and the day. And I am glad I challenged myself to try this drink, but I think I will still cradle a single barell , knowing I tried. Give me an age stated 7to 9 year (no blended please) straight bourbon with about 25% rye-preferrably bottled in the winter. A few dying embers in the fireplace & glass in hand.

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