Bittercube Heirloom Liqueurs  

Milwaukee,  WI 
United States
http://www.bittercube.com
  • Booth: 1432


Cocktail bitters and liqueurs slow-crafted by hand.

Bittercube Bitters and Heirloom Liqueurs are created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with real botanicals. No pre-made extracts or flavors are used in our slow-crafted products. The company has grown from producing one gallon jars of bitters in 2009 to 210 gallon batches now, but the process has largely stayed the same. We source botanicals as close to origin as possible and use high-quality base spirits to create densely flavored bitters.

Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.

In 2016, Heirloom Brand sprang forth from the seeds of Bittercube, with one goal in mind, to produce vibrant liqueurs with whole botanicals. This was a natural progression for a company focused on producing bitters of unmatched quality with real botanicals. In fact, the foundation had unknowingly been planted many years prior, with the very first batches of Creme de Flora resting alongside experimental batches of bitters in 2009.

Brands: Bittercube Bitters Heirloom Liqueurs


 Products

  • Heirloom Creme De Flora
    Heirloom Creme de Flora was created with carefully selected flowers, resulting in a versatile liqueur that can serve as an aperitif or to provide nuance to a cocktail....


  • In Italy, this style of liqueur is known as ‘Millefiori’, which translates to ‘a thousand flowers’. Millefiori is made from seasonal blooms and recipes vary drastically from region to region. Being one of the most pervasive Italian liqueurs, there have been a very large number of variations throughout history.

     

    We first developed Creme de Flora in 2009 and many variations have been made since. Heirloom Creme de Flora was created with some of our favorite flowers, resulting in a versatile liqueur that can serve as an aperitif or to provide nuance to a cocktail. Try it in an Aviation, Champagne Cocktail, or as a replacement for orange liqueur in a Sidecar.

     

    Spirits Enlivened with a floral bouquet including marigold and elderflower

    Spirits Enlivened with a vibrant bouquet of unique flowers

  • Heirloom Genepy Liqueur
    A classic alpine liqueur composed of mountain herbs and flowers. Heirloom Genepy was developed in the Bittercube apothecary and gathers inspiration from a variety of Arteritis plants, made with American safflower....


  • Genepy is a classic alpine liqueur composed of mountain herbs and flowers. Historically produced  in Switzerland, Italy and France by monks, farmers and explorers, styles vary region to region. They share a common thread of verdant, springtime aromatics. Some styles veer deep into big, robust flavors, while others maintain a delicate, sweet profile.

     

    Heirloom Genepy gathers inspiration from a variety of Artemitis plants, and bridges the gap between robust varieties and more subtle variations. With respect for the category, this modern Genepy was formulated with bright alpine botanicals, and mellowed with honey. Intended to be used both as a mixer in cocktails, as well as enjoyed neat, the proof and sweetness are balanced for versatility and flexibility. Heirloom Genepy will showcase beautifully in classic cocktails, such as the Champs Elysees, Bijou and the Last Word.

     

    Spirits Enlivened with an herbaceous blend of twenty six botanicals

  • Heirloom Alchermes
    Alchermes, a liqueur dating back to the 8th century is scarlet in color, and most frequently composed of warm aromatic spices and herbs. Uses whole botanicals & spices for the aromatics and flavor. Ancient, warm, dusty, and mysterious....


  • A fabled potion dating back to the 8th century, Alchermes liqueur is made from kermes, many versions have been crafted throughout history. Known for its healing properties, the kermes potion traveled from the middle east to Europe, where it became a highly prized beverage.

     

    Alchermes, now nearly extinct, is colored with a small insect, Cochineal. Alchermes is scarlet in color, and most frequently composed of warm aromatic spices and herbs. It has been used not only as an enjoyable drink, but as a confectionary ingredient as well. Historic varieties were made with crushed pearls, silk and gold flakes. Heirloom Alchermes forgoes the jewels, and uses whole botanicals and spices for the aromatics and flavor. Ancient, warm, dusty, and mysterious. Delicious in a Negroni, an Alkermes Spritz or as a modifier in a sour or fizz.

     

    Spirits Enlivened with an ancient potion including vanilla, cinnamon and rose.

    Spirits Enlivened with an ancient potion of warm, aromatic  spices and botanicals.

  • Heirloom Pineapple Amaro
    A lighter-bodied liqueur composed of tropical ingredients including Victorian pineapple & Jamaican Quassia bark. Use this rich and fruity, yet sophisticated and bitter, Pineapple Amaro as an ideal cocktail component or a neat pour digestivo....


  • Amaro translates to Bitter in Italian and is a category of liqueurs known for bitterness. There are dozens, if not hundreds of Amari on the market. Originally enjoyed as a post-dinner digestivo, amari have been used as ingredients in cocktails for more than 100 years. The styles vary widely. Some are expressions of the terroir where they are made, and others are pure explorations in flavor, using ingredients sourced from around the world.

     

    Heirloom Pineapple Amaro is born out of years of experience making bitters, analyzing flavors and is a wholly original product. It is a lighter bodied amaro composed of tropical ingredients including Victorian pineapple and Jamaican Quassia Bark. At once rich and fruity yet sophisticated and bitter, Pineapple Amaro is an ideal cocktail ingredient as well as neat pour digestivo.

     

    Spirits Enlivened with select Caribbean Botanicals and Victorian Pineapple

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