REGAN’S Orange Bitters No.6 148ml
REGAN’S Orange Bitters No.6 148ml. Mardee called me the Weekend Alchemist when, in 1992, unable to find a decent bottling of orange bitters, I set about making my own. Starting with a formula set down by Charles H. Baker, Jr., In the Gentlemen’s Companion, the first batch was flavourful, but one-dimensional. It was time to visit a small store in Greenwich Village to grab some additional botanicals – the place where witches procure their potions. On my fourth attempt I had it.
But the recipe wasn’t stable – subsequent batches didn’t work. Eventually Mark Brown, CEO of Sazerac Company, Stanley Schwan, his trusty side-kick, and a whole team of Sazerac boffins labored hard on pinning down the formula you now hold. And finally, Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh came along and designed this beauteous label. I hope that cocktailian bartenders will put this product to good use.