Do Bitters Go Bad?

You can't help but wonder about the safety of a bottle that has been sitting on a shelf for a year... or two. Is it poison? What really happens to that big bottle of bitters as it sits patiently awaiting your next cocktail? The short answer is, "nothing dangerous, but nothing good." Bitters, with the exception of fruit blends, are safe to consume after an extended period of time, but bitters are not intended to be aged for such durations. The pleasant aromas and flavors you enjoyed when you opened that bottle will turn south before you know it. Our recommendation is to enjoy your bottle within one year, and this is one of the many reasons we provide one ounce bottles to our customers.

Read the Vine Pair take on Bitter Safety (here)

Posted June 19th at 11:47pm