June 5, 2012
2012 American Treasures Award Winner: Bittermens
Bittermens today announces that it is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 American Treasures Award. The award will be presented at the annual Take Pride in America celebration held at the United States Capitol on July 4, 2012. Bittermens is being recognized for making in New York the finest cocktail flavorings and extracts which are prized by mixologists and enjoyed by cocktail afficiandos around the world. The American Treasures Awards are presented annually to individuals and small producers in recognition of a singular and significant contribution to our Nation that preserves and/or fosters a unique all American craft and tradition. The winners are carefully selected and vetted through a deliberative process by a National Advisory Committee consisting of individuals with relevant subject matter expertise. A special Congressional Honorary Steering Committee supports the initiative.
Bittermens products will be featured at the 2012 inaugural American Treasures Culinary Experience to be held at the Washington Design Center on the Fourth of July. This singular tasting event will be prepared by a roster of distinguished chefs including Event Chair, Chef Nick Stefanelli of Enoteca/Osteria Bibiana, in Washington, DC and by: Chefs Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, DC; Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT, Fredericksburg, MD; Sean Brock, McCrady’s, Charleston, SC; Steve Geddes, Local 127, Cincinnati, OH; Dan O’Brien, Seasonal Pantry, Washington, DC and mixologist Derek Brown, The Passenger/Columbia Room, Washington, DC.
Bittermens, Inc. is one of the largest producers of all-natural handcrafted cocktail bitters and flavorings. Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Avery and Janet Glasser, Bittermens strives to create a new set of flavors that will allow today’s bartenders to create tomorrow’s classic cocktails. From their offices and kitchens in Brooklyn, NY, Bittermens has recently launched a new division focusing on liqueurs and spirits. Available worldwide through their network of distributors and importers, you can learn more about their products at http://bittermens.com
About MADE: IN AMERICA:
MADE: In America is a not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington, D.C. The group’s mission is to foster a business climate conducive to the free exchange of ideas and information for the purpose of revitalizing and sustaining the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy. Made: In America consists of a coalition of business leaders, public policy makers, educators and concerned citizens dedicated to designing and articulating new and innovative ways to promote American enterprise in the 21st Century. The organization’s annual American Treasures Awards are the culmination of a deliberative year-long search to identify and honor America’s best. The award was created to heighten public awareness of American made products and a showcase the companies and individuals who create them.
In addition to conducting the American Treasures Award program MADE: In America also established the BEST: Made in America Award, the William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship and the Build it in America awards to recognize outstanding American manufacturers. Beyond the awards programs, MADE: In America undertakes a wide range of other educational programs and services in cooperation with a network of coalition partners through the American Enterprise Initiative and In Service to American Business. These strategic educational initiatives are created for both manufacturers and consumers in order to shape public discourse and policy.
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