Yesterday we asked this trivia question:

“How many years did Dr. Johann Siegert take to formulate the perfect recipe for his aromatic bitters?”

Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert was his full name. Born in Germany, he moved to Venezuela in 1820 to help Simon Bolivar fight the Spanish. He was a medical doctor yet a scientist at heart. Dr. Siegert wanted to help soldiers overcome fevers and stomach disorders that were so common in the 1820’s.

After a long four years of analyzing different qualities in tropical herbs & plants, he finally found the perfect concoction. He dubbed it “Amargo Aromatico” which means aromatic bitters in 1824.

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