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Where can I buy Orange Bitters?

bluedog Feb 27, 2010 01:18 PM

Have been getting into cocktails lately and looking for orange bitters. Can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know where its available, for example Fee's Orange Bitters?


  1. PoppiYYZ Dec 27, 2012 07:05 AM

    McEwans has Fee Brother's Orange and other flavors. Tasty stuff.

    Feeling adventurous ?

    1. dannyboy Sep 20, 2012 10:01 AM

      the mercantile, on Roncesvalles has that and a pile of others

      1. g
        geekboy Apr 12, 2012 03:03 PM

        So - I was at both Lively Life (best prices on Fee's bitters, period) and BYOB (mostly excellent selection) today, and while the trip wasn't a total waste (I bought Fee Brothers' orange at Lively Life and Falernum at BYOB) I was disappointed because the things I *really* wanted were nowhere to be found. Since the people reading this thread seem to be in the know, where in Toronto or the GTA can I buy:

        Regan's bitters? Sorry, but there is NO substitute for their orange.

        Fee Brothers' coffee syrup? I was miffed that neither LL nor BYOB carried it.

        Passionfruit syrup? I usually end up making my own from pulp, but its NOT the same.

        Okay - over to the experts. Go. And thanks :)

        1. biggreenmatt Feb 18, 2012 05:19 PM

          They're also at Sun Valley grocers, Danforth and Pape.

          1. t
            TOBarDguy Feb 18, 2012 01:07 PM

            Lively Life in north end of basement of St. Lawrence Market has big selection of Fee's bitters.
            Best part is they are only $9.99, best I've seen reported here.

            1. t
              toothpicvic Apr 27, 2011 08:56 AM

              as c.cow as mentioned, the toronto bartending institute carries them, which is where i got mine. they have lots of goodies there, particularly the fee's barrel aged bitters, which are a little more expensive, but well worth it.

              i've seen the fee's brothers orange at the the slm store next to rube's rice. my apologies that i forget the name. they carry a number of other fee's bitters, such as peach, rubarb and chocolate.

              this place is new too. i'm going to check them out today: http://byobto.com/

              get the celery bitters, which is a knock off of the bitter truth celery bitters, but make a mean martini with olive/onion (gibson).

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              1. re: toothpicvic
                toothpicvic Apr 27, 2011 11:40 AM

                just went to byob, they do have a good selection of fee brothers bitters (14.99), as well as syrups (19.99). picked up a bottle of falernum myself.

                1. re: toothpicvic
                  TheDewster Apr 27, 2011 11:53 AM

                  Did they have Peychauds bitters?

                  1. re: TheDewster
                    toothpicvic Apr 27, 2011 03:13 PM

                    no, just fee bros. you might be able to ask them to get some in, though.

              2. TorontoTuna Apr 26, 2011 02:04 PM

                All the Best Fine Foods...of the 5 thieves clan...carry ALL Fee Bitters. I Rerciently bought their cherry, grapefruit, chocolate and ORANGE.

                1. TheDewster Apr 26, 2011 12:20 PM

                  Pusateri's on Avenue has twisted orange bitters really good stuff.

                  1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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                    bluedog Feb 28, 2010 12:11 PM

                    After some further investigation, it seems c.cow is right, and that;s the only place in the GTA, home of more than 2 million people and countless bars, where one can buy one of the key ingredients to a classic Martini. What a weird hole in our chowness.

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                    1. re: bluedog
                      bluedog Mar 9, 2010 07:02 AM

                      Gottem. Nice place, friendly and easy to find location. Confirmed they have exclusive right to sell in TO. As well, they have the Angostura Orange Bitters, but cannot sell them yet.

                    2. JamieK Feb 27, 2010 03:01 PM

                      You may have to resort to ordering online -

                      1. c
                        c.cow Feb 27, 2010 01:28 PM

                        Try the store at Toronto Institute of Bartending (487 Adelaide Street West, http://www.torontobartending.com/).

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                          bluedog Feb 27, 2010 02:02 PM

                          I;ve been looking around some more and found this. Is this it???? In the entire GTA???

                          1. re: c.cow
                            rich_ie Mar 2, 2010 12:27 PM

                            you're correct c.cow. They are the exclusive distributors in Toronto. That's it....period.

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