Abbott and me -- our journey begins.
Inspired by the recent ingredient analysis over at Drinkboy of a bottle of Abbott's Aromatic bitters, I decided I was going to get the ingredients to make up a batch per the findings.
After obtaining most of the dried aromatics and essential oils (one point that is still being debated is if the aromatics are of dried form or oils) I am going to start on a batch tonight.
Finding all the ingredients hasn't proven to be too hard, the biggest issue is obtaining a charred oak cask that I can use for this purpose. While I have found a few online places to order a 1 or 3 gallon barrel, the price for a charred barrel is around $100.00, while an un-charred barrel is $25.00.
Tonight I will start the batch and document the process with some photos.