Dale DeGroff is one of the Godfathers (perhaps THE Godfather) of the modern craft cocktail movement. He’s been behind the bar of countless influential cocktail bars since the 80s and has written numerous books about cocktail and bartending technique.
This excellent aromatic bitters, which is a collaboration between DeGroff and distiller T.A. Breaux, fills a distinct gap in most bitters brands’ ranges. It has a heavy allspice (pimento) flavour and strong bitterness, giving a twist to all kinds of classic cocktails. Considering that allspice is native to Jamaica, however, these bitters are particularly suited to rum and tiki drinks.