Category: Other aromatic bitters
Product of: United Kingdom
Black Bottle Tea Bitters are produced by Dr. Adam Elmegirab's for Black Bottle Scotch Whisky using the following ingredients: Silver Needle white tea, Orthodox Assam black tea, Lapsang Souchong black tea, burdock root, dried lemon peel, juniper berries, angelica root, dried orange peel and vanilla. Read more
Sampled on 01/11/2016
Hazy with sediment in suspension, deep golden amber.
Pungent smoky Lapsang Souchong black tea with rooty notes, light citrus and faint vanilla.
Rooty bitterness and bitter tea tannins with pronounced flavour of black tea. Smoky notes and more subdued than on the palate with faint zesty citrus adding freshness.
Very long tea tannin influenced finish with lingering Lapsang Souchong.
Although designed to enhance cocktails made with Black Bottle Scotch whisky these versatile bitters are great used not only with other whiskies and dark spirts in general, but also worked well when we tested them in both gin and vodka based cocktails. Predominantly Lapsang Souchong in flavour, these bitters are a welcome addition to the enormous range of bitters available and are the first tea bitters we have come across.
Closure: Screw with pipette