C'est La Vie

1 12 oz Cognac, Louis Royer VSOP Force 53
34 oz Bigallet China-China
12 oz Rye, Jim Beam
14 oz Sherry, Lustau Pedro Ximenez
2 ds Bitters, Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters Black Mission Fig
Stir, strain, chilled coupe.
Entry for 3rd annual "Show Me The Proof" Louis Royer Force 53 competition.
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Is there a decent substitute

Is there a decent substitute for these bitters? I've seen these Fig bitters in a number of recipes, but they are persistently unavailable and the company seems like it may be defunct.

There are other commercial

There are other commercial fig bitters that likely have a different spice profile, but would probably still work:

  • AZ Bitters Lab Figgy Pudding
  • Crude Sycophant (orange and fig)
  • Mister Bitters Fig and Cinnamon

Or you may DIY.