According to Persistence Market research, the global aromatic bitters market will witness a substantial CAGR of over 4% between 2020 and 2030.
Aromatic bitters come across as a common bar mixer adding flavors to cocktails like martini. Aromatic bitters add exclusive complexity to the drinks with novel flavors like lavender, celery, and the root beer bitters. They do range between 20% and 50% alcohol in terms of volume.
Europe holds the largest market share. This could be attributed to higher consumption as well as production of aromatic bitters. The other regions include MEA, LATAM, North America, and Asia-Pacific. North America stands second. The Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate with increase in awareness regarding usage of aromatic bitters.
Aromatic bitters have been synonymous with “Angostura”. In other words, whenever the topic of “bitters” used to come up, it was customary to pick up Angostura aromatic bitters’ bottles. Now several herbs, fruit peels, roots, and spices are used for making aromatic bitters. The health benefits include enhancement in digestive enzymes, improvement in blood sugar levels, and boosting the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The geriatric population is the major end-user to aromatic bitters.
By taste, aromatic bitters could be bittersweet, sour, or bitter. Novel tastes like “Spicy” and “umami” are also being tried out. Various longstanding bitter brands were developed initially in the form of patent medicines. However, they are being sold as cocktail flavorings and digestifs now.
The key market participants include Wild Turkey, The Bitter Truth, Fee Brothers, Hella Cocktail Co., Noilly Prat, Peychaud’s Bitters, Dashfire Bitters, and Jack Daniel’s. Dashfire’s Specialty Bitters do contain a plethora of aromatic botanicals, thereby rendering full-flavored and exclusive bitters working for a spectrum of the cocktails.
Also, there are Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cocktail Bitters that are known for their vanilla flavour.