30 May '14, 6am

New Melbourne Gastronome blog post: Melbourne's own Mister Bitters bitters! @Mister_Bitters

New Melbourne Gastronome blog post: Melbourne's own Mister Bitters bitters! @Mister_Bitters

As my overladen cocktail trolley at home will attest, I'm an ardent fan of good gin and other spirits, and I particularly like to support Australian distillers in the small-batch liquor boom . Lately I've been experimenting a bit more with tonic syrups and different kinds of bitters , and was delighted to learn in February that two chaps in Fitzroy were about to launch Australia's first dedicated bitters company. Mister Bitters is made by Melbourne bartenders Benny McKew and Jacob Taylor, in a partnership that includes Lily Blacks owner Lachlan McAllister. The flavours that they've launched so far are fig & cinnamon, pink grapefruit & agave (a bedmate for tequila if ever there was one - as it happens, it was developed with the guys from Tromba) and honeyed apricot & smoked hickory. I was gifted a small sample of each at the Mister Bitters launch last week, and have been pl...

Full article: http://www.melbournegastronome.com/2014/05/melbournes-own...

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