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Sazerac Peychaud Bitters 14.8cl

Sazerac Peychaud Bitters 14.8cl

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Sazerac Peychaud's Bitters 14.8cl: A New Orleans Legend in a Bottle

Unveiling the Essence of the Sazerac Cocktail

The General Wine Company is proud to offer Peychaud's Bitters, a cornerstone of cocktail culture and the soul of the iconic Sazerac. This 14.8cl bottle packs a world of flavour, adding complexity and depth to your favourite drinks.

A Rich History Steeped in Creole Tradition

Created in the 1830s by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a New Orleans apothecary, Peychaud's Bitters boasts a rich heritage. Originally formulated as a medicinal tonic, it quickly transcended its functional roots to become a beloved cocktail ingredient. The exact recipe remains a closely guarded secret, but connoisseurs believe it incorporates gentian root, a key botanical that lends a characteristic bittersweet character.

Aromatic Delights: A Bitters Profile Unlike Any Other

While Peychaud's shares some characteristics with Angostura bitters, a popular comparison, it possesses a distinct personality. Here's a breakdown of its flavour profile:

  • Aroma: Anise, cherry, clove, and a touch of licorice create an enticing bouquet. Hints of sandalwood and floral notes add further complexity.
  • Palate: The initial sweetness gives way to a symphony of bitter and herbal notes. Anise and gentian root stand out, balanced by subtle hints of cherry, prune, and baking spices. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a pleasant warmth on the palate.

Beyond the Sazerac: Unveiling Peychaud's Versatility

Yes, Peychaud's Bitters is the undisputed champion of the Sazerac, but its applications extend far beyond this New Orleans classic. Here are some creative ways to incorporate this unique bitters into your cocktail repertoire:

  • The Vieux Carré: This New Orleans cocktail features rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, and Peychaud's Bitters. The bitters accentuate the herbal notes of the Bénédictine and add a touch of anise complexity.
  • The Manhattan: A dash of Peychaud's Bitters adds an intriguing twist to the classic Manhattan. The cherry and baking spice notes complement the rye whiskey and sweet vermouth, creating a more nuanced flavour profile.
  • The Old Fashioned: Experiment with Peychaud's Bitters alongside Angostura bitters in your Old Fashioned. The contrasting flavour profiles create a delightful tension, adding depth and intrigue to this timeless drink.
  • The Whiskey Sour: A dash of Peychaud's Bitters brings a touch of anise and spice to the classic Whiskey Sour, making it a more interesting and well-rounded cocktail.

Tips for Using Peychaud's Bitters

A little goes a long way! Peychaud's Bitters are potent, so start with a single dash (around 1/4 teaspoon) and adjust to your taste.

  • Rinse and Repeat: For the Sazerac and other cocktails where presentation matters, rinse your chilled glass with Peychaud's Bitters before discarding the excess. This coats the glass with a thin layer of flavour, adding another dimension to the drink.
  • Embrace Experimentation: Don't be afraid to experiment! Peychaud's Bitters can add complexity to a wide range of cocktails. Use them in your favourite recipes to discover new flavour combinations.

The General Wine Company: Your Source for Premium Cocktail Ingredients

At The General Wine Company, we are passionate about providing you with the finest ingredients to elevate your cocktail creations. Our selection of Peychaud's Bitters is the perfect starting point for exploring the world of classic and innovative cocktails.

Order your 14.8cl bottle of Peychaud's Bitters today and embark on a flavour journey to the heart of New Orleans!


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