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Drinking Like Don Draper Getting Costlier

Bchwood June 2, 2011 User blog:Bchwood
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The price of being like a celebrity may be going up.

That's because the price of a main ingredient in Don Draper's favored cocktail the Old Fashioned may be going up.

Bloomberg News has just reported that the U.K. government is seeking to abolish the tax relief on Angostura Bitters.

For those unfamiliar with the Prohibited era drink, the ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:

  • 1 shot rye
  • half-slice of orange
  • 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
  • Angostura bitters

Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty. If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle. Yikes!

Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be worth it?

If you have a good alternative ingredient let us know!

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Source: Bloomberg.com

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