Production volume could reach 11,000 bottles by midyear
A Brooklyn bottler of fancy bitters is sweet on Louisiana.
New Orleans CityBusiness reports that Bittermens Bitters owners Avery and Janet Glasser are relocating to Elmwood and plan to open their new plant in February, after Mardi Gras.
Avery Glasser says they grew faster than expected and will need to double their current 5,500 bottles a month by midyear.
He says New York real estate was just too expensive.
Glasser says Bittermens ships to locations including Europe, Singapore and New Zealand, as well as to 37 U.S. states.
Bittermens Inc.'s flavors of bitters include Hopped Grapefruit, Xocolatle Mole and Boston Bittahs. It also makes extracts and liqueurs, including a liqueur based on New Orleans-style coffee with chicory.
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