Dr. I.J. Douglass has traveled the world looking for adventure, treasure, and a little bit of trouble. Along his many journeys I.J. developed a taste for local flavors and brought them together to make the best bitters in the world. Within line of Dr. I.J. Douglass's you will find a variety of flavors that are suitable for cocktails, mocktails, and cooking.
Casablanca, Morocco: After losing most of his Saharan expedition supplies in a high stakes faro game, Dr. I.J. Douglass was waylaid in the marinas of Casablanca. There, I.J. developed a love and nose for the myriad of spices outbound from this historic port. Crates of cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, allspice, and ginger all were 'lost' in transit and soon after, I.J.'s expedition was back on track.
Tasting notes:
  • Baking Spices
  • Dates
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne
  • Recipes
    Casablanca Bitters
    Metaphysical Bitters
    Delphi, Greece: After communing with the local oracle of Delphi, Dr. I.J. Douglass set on a quest for a collection of herbs to make the greatest aromatic bitters the world has ever seen. Vanilla, hops, citrus, dates, and other staples from the ancient world. After a long journey and many a false prophecy, I.J. assembled an herbal cure for all that ails, and may even reveal the future...
    Tasting notes:
  • Citrus
  • Vanilla
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Recipes
    Tlacolula Valley, Mexico: While on an alebrijes hunting expedition Dr I.J. Douglass came upon a long-forgotten cave near Yagul. Using his prowess for digging in providential spots, I.J. located a small ante-chamber. Inscriptions on the wall outlined a recipe for a secret elixir that alleged to hold the key to everlasting life. After years of decoding the recipe, I.J. finally gathered all the fabled ingredients.
    Tasting notes:
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Roasted Chilies
  • Sesame Seed
  • Recipes
    Oaxacan Mole Bitters
    Celery Bitters
    Lemnos, Greece: While exploring a shrine to hephaestus, Dr. I.J. Douglass found a Cabeiri legend that described celery as the blood of their father Kadimos. Traditionally, celery was used as a garland to adorn the champion of the Isthmian Games, held the second and fourth year of the ancient Olympiad. Chariot racing and pankration have been lost to the ages but the spicy sweet flavors of celery is here to stay - and to be toasted.
    Tasting notes:
  • Celery
  • Pepper
  • Fennel
  • Lemon Grass
  • Recipes
    Quebec, Canada: While surveying timber prospects in this Canadian province Dr. I.J. Douglass stumbled upon a hidden hovel of a few thousand liters of maple syrup. After tasting the rich marrow of Canada itself, I.J. found that this tree blood could be used in many tasty ways. After subsisting on walnuts and poutine for weeks in the forest I.J. was able to 'liberate' the cache, bringing the world the woodsy taste of the Canucks.
    Tasting notes:
  • Walnuts
  • Maple Syrup
  • Oak
  • Recipes
    Maple Walnut Bitters
    L'Absinthe Bitters
    Arles, France: A drop of water hangs on the end of a spigot, the cool breeze of the Rhone evokes the glacier that birthed these waters. As the drop falls into sugar and deeper into a newly emerging louche, Dr. I.J. Douglass reflects on the peculiar journey that brought him to this place. A sip of absinthe, a dip in Constantine's baths, and an exceptionally close shave left I.J. with many experiences he will not soon forget.
    Tasting notes:
  • Anise
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Recipes
    Leverick Bay, BVI: While running conch from Virgin Gorda to parts unknown, Dr. I.J. Douglass and his crew feared the wrath of scurvy. When departing, I.J. found a local doctor who swore by the power of West Indian limes, or key limes. Ordinarily I.J. preferred using fresh seal meat to avoid the dreaded affliction, but these sour gems did the trick and the conch delivery made this adventure another profitable one for I.J.
    Tasting notes:
  • Lime
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • Hops
  • Recipes
    West Indian Lime Bitters
    Oregon Cherry Bitters
    Willamette Valley, Oregon: Retracing the famed Corps of Discovery's path through western America, Dr. I.J. Douglass acquired a taste for local cherries, and created a concoction perfect for cool rainy days using indigenous ingredients. A hint of filberts (what the locals call hazelnuts), fresh honey, strong roots, and the terroir of the region combine in this elixir perfect for adventure and mapping the unknown.
    Tasting notes:
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Vanilla
  • Hazelnuts
  • Recipes