Black Cloud Bitters™ is an artisan bitter company located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Bitters are an aromatic flavouring agent made from infusing roots, barks, fruit peels, seeds, spices, herbs, flowers, and botanicals in high-proof spirits. We make each batch by hand, testing to make sure they’re the perfect blend to enhance your cocktail, mocktail, or tasty bites.
We like to drink fancy cocktails. Lots and lots of fancy cocktails. We used to think we were being pretty fancy if we made a plain simple syrup to add to our drink. Then we started making flavoured syrups. Then came bitters and our whole world opened up.
Bitters take our cocktails to a whole new level. Adding a depth and balance that we never knew was possible. Bitters made our drinks better. Get it? Bitter / Better? Anyway…
Bitters. Premium Spirits. Simple syrups. Big-ass ice cubes. Fancy-shmancy garnishes. A perfect storm.
How to win friends and influence people. Throw a fancy cocktail party. Focus on three special drinks. Any more and it can get overwhelming. Trust us on this one. Get a few special bottles of spirits, a few different kinds of Black Cloud™ Bitters, big ice cube molds, cocktail spears and garnishes and your friends will think you’re the bomb. If a friend asks you for a rye and coke, tell him to take a hike. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Follow us on Instagram for a myriad of cocktail ideas. Step into the storm, my friend. Step into the storm.
Go to our online shop and just buy some.
Production of Bitters
Black Cloud Bitters has a User License in Canada with the Canadian Excise Office and has obtained Approved Formula status for its product to be sold legally in Canada as a food product with a waiver on it excise duty.
Black Cloud Bitters has obtained Unfit for Beverage status in the United States from the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for its product to be sold legally in the US as food product with a waiver on it excise tax.
Black Cloud Bitters' kitchen is also registered with the FDA and we employ an agent on the ground in the US. Under U.S. law, each facility that "manufactures, processes, packs or holds food for consumption in the U.S." is required to register with the FDA. Foreign food facilities, as part of their registration, are also required to appoint a U.S.-based agent. The role of the U.S. Agent is to act as a local communications liaison between the registrant and the FDA.