Making aromatic bitters

I would like you to enjoy some aromatic bitters in your next cocktail. So I’m compounding my own small batch, and bottling it for the holidays. All you have to do is be a friend of mine in need of a classic quaff.
Aromatic bitters 1

I’m using the following ingredients: Quinine, lemon rind, cloves, allspice berries, peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and dried cherries. I have a second batch that adds wormwood for increased awesomeness. Both are being extracted into a base of 100-proof bourbon and 151-proof grain alcohol.

Aromatic bitters 2

Adding 42 drops of quinine to the lemon rind.

Aromatic bitters 3

In goes the bourbon.

Aromatic bitters 4

Now I’m resting them for at least two weeks, shaking once a day. I have big plans for hand etching or laser etching amber dasher bottles for packaging.