18.21 Bitters

Crafting a Better Cocktail

Extra Extra Read All About It! PROHIBITION IS OVER! 18.21 Bitters was created to craft a better cocktail. We may no longer need to disguise our smuggled libations but it sure is fun to pretend! Scroll through our products to see the finest in premium, small batch, handcrafted cocktail bitters, tinctures, shrubs, syrups and tonic, ginger beer and pre-mixed craft cocktails. Throw on your top hat, grab a bottle and have a roaring good time!

 

Founders Story

Missy and Kristin Koefod founded 18.21 Bitters during Atlanta’s Snowpocolypse in 2014. After Missys bout with cancer a few years earlier, she decided to give up the practice of law and do something she was passionate about. During that “snow storm” they played with all the ingredients they could get their hands on and started making bitters at home. Next came syrups and shrubs. They started a kickstarter campaign to gage interest in the market and after exceeding their goal, were ready to hit the market with their unusual bitters flavors. After getting label approval and finding a commercial kitchen, they flew out west and started visiting bars and restaurants pedaling mixers from a vintage suitcase. Within 6 months, they had accounts in 15 states and 3 countries. Fast forward 5 years and 18.21 Bitters is now carried in 48 states and 6 countries and operates out of their retail store in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, where you can sample every product they make.

Missy and Kristin Koefod founded 18.21 Bitters during Atlanta’s Snowpocolypse in 2014. After Missys bout with cancer a few years earlier, she decided to give up the practice of law and do something she was passionate about. During that “snow storm” they played with all the ingredients they could get their hands on and started making bitters at home. Next came syrups and shrubs. They started a kickstarter campaign to gage interest in the market and after exceeding their goal, were ready to hit the market with their unusual bitters flavors. After getting label approval and finding a commercial kitchen, they flew out west and started visiting bars and restaurants pedaling mixers from a vintage suitcase. Within 6 months, they had accounts in 15 states and 3 countries. Fast forward 5 years and 18.21 Bitters is now carried in 48 states and 6 countries and operates out of their retail store in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, where you can sample every product they make.

MEET OUR TEAM…

 
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Nic Vaughn/Director of Sales and Marketing

Nic got his start in the industry in 2011 when he was offered an opportunity to work with The Whisky Exchange in London, UK. After 3 years working as an Account Manager for their wholesale division, he decided to move back to Atlanta to pursue other beverage avenues. He accepted a position with 18.21 Bitters in the Fall of 2015 and now runs the sales and marketing division for the company.

Favorite 18.21 Product: Japanese chili+lime bitters

Favorite Cocktail: Negroni

House: Hufflepuff

Hobbies: Traveling and collecting vinyl records



Bonnie Hall- Head of Logistics     Bonnie is a proud ATLien transplant from the pines of rural Georgia. a recent graduate of Georgia State University, where she studied English and Gender Studies. Bonnie is an aspiring adventure poet and nature conservationist.    Favorite 18.21 Product: Small batch Tonic Syrup    Favorite Cocktail: French 75    House: Slytherin    Hobbies: Hiking

Bonnie Hall- Head of Logistics

Bonnie is a proud ATLien transplant from the pines of rural Georgia. a recent graduate of Georgia State University, where she studied English and Gender Studies. Bonnie is an aspiring adventure poet and nature conservationist.

Favorite 18.21 Product: Small batch Tonic Syrup

Favorite Cocktail: French 75

House: Slytherin

Hobbies: Hiking











 
 

Interested in wholesale or distribution? Email us at drink@1821bitters.com