Fee’s Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters is meant as a flavouring for drinks, not something to be drunk straight up.
The ingredients listed are: “Angostura Bark, Spice flavors, Citrus Oil and Gentian in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerine and caramel color.”
A small tinge of cinnamon comes through in the taste.
It is one of four different kinds of bitters made by Fee Brothers (as of 2005) in Rochester, New York State.
They recommend using Fee’s Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters in Planter’s Punch, and in Manhattans.
Fee Brothers started in 1847 as a butcher shop, then transformed into a saloon and delicatessen by 1863, then into a grocery store that sold wine. The business then focussed on wine until American prohibition came into effect in 1920. They got through prohibition by making altar wine, cordial syrups and non-alcoholic beer. In the 1950s, the company got out of the wine business, and focussed on drink mixes, adding bitters and grenadine to their product line.
Fee Brothers History. Retrieved December 2009 from http://www.feebrothers.com/Page.asp?Script=3