Fee Bros. Black Walnut Bitters
Quite vicious for a bitter. Strong and warm, woody and inviting. Quick Facts Origin: USA, New York Unit Size: 5 OZ The Flavor Experience Fee's Black Walnut Bitters offer a dead on black walnut taste with a strong, astringent bitter component at first then a slightly sweet finish. Other very nut-like notes, such as hazelnut and also a fair amount of unsweetened chocolate or cocoa lend to a full round finish. The Story Fee Bros. got their start way back in 1835 when Irish immigrant, Owen Fee first set foot on American soil. By 1847, Owen had opened a butcher shop which would eventually grow into a saloon and delicatessen in 1863. In the century that followed, Owen's sons, the original Fee Brothers, and eventually Owen's grandsons, would continue to make, import, and distribute booze before finally dropping alcoholic beverages altogether in favor of flavorings and syrups for cocktails. The Skinny on Fee's Bitters: During Prohibition, many folks as well as speakeasies made homemade liquor. Though this homemade liquor delivered the desired medicinal effects, getting it past the teeth was entirely a chore. The Fees developed their bitters and cordial syrup to make homemade booze more palatable. Usage Tips Black Walnut bitters lack any historical genealogy so feel free to experiment. Turn your bourbon on the rocks into something woodsy or add to a cup of coffee for a pleasant surprise.