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About Bittercube

Bittercube Bitters are created in Milwaukee, WI, by hand with real botanicals. No pre-made extracts or flavors are used in our slow-crafted products.

The maceration process is unique to each style and batches take as long as twenty-five days to complete. The company has grown from producing one gallon jars of bitters in 2009 to 210 gallon batches now, but the process has largely stayed the same. We source botanicals as close to origin as possible and use high-quality base spirits to create densely flavored bitters.

Our Story

Bittercube was founded by Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz in 2009. After successful stints bartending and managing at Town Talk Diner (Nick) in Minneapolis and The Violet Hour (Ira) in Chicago, they began developing Bittercube Bitters.

The first commercially available batches hit the market in July of 2010. Since then the business has grown to distribute bitters in nearly 30 states and abroad in Canada, Italy and Australia.

Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.

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The Team


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Nick Kosevich

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Ira Koplowitz



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Brendan Benham

Director of Apothecary Operations
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Becky Brown

Apothecary Supervisor
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TJ Ochs

Kitchen Coordinator
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Conor Benham

Production Assistant
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John Griffin

Production Assistant
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Jeff Othman

Production Assistant


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Paul Fredrich

Marketing & Events Manager
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Matt Young

Design Emissary
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Maggie Winter

PR Emissary

Consulting / R&D

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Brandon Sass

Training Manager
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Brandon Reyes

R&D Coordinator
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Kylen Eberlein

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Louie LaFleur


The Apothecary

The MKE Apothecary is located in Bay View on Milwaukee’s Southside. We produce and ship all varieties of Bittercube Bitters at this location. The Apothecary is also a hub for R&D and marketing efforts. The MSP Apothecary is located in the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis and is the consulting and events hub for Bittercube.

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