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New York's Angostura Bitters Shortage Will Be Over Soon

A spokeswoman for the Angostura bitters company tells the New York Post that the catastrophic shortage of the cocktail staple is near an end, blaming the whole problem on a dispute with the bottle maker. The company says a new bottle supplier from China is on board, and production is expected to be back on schedule by next month. Legendary barman Tracy Westmoreland is beyond relieved at the news, telling the Post, "I believe it is the end of civilization as we know it if we can't have bitters. It's like when the saber-tooth tiger went extinct. It's a terrible thing. There is no replacement. Trying to replace bitters is like trying to replace mother's milk."
· Cocktail's Bitter End [NYP]
· Angostura Bitters Coverage [~ENY~]