Tempus Fugit Spirits, the brand that has revitalized spirits and liqueurs from the pages of history, starts a new chapter by electing Anchor Distilling Company as importer of their portfolio of small-batch absinthes, vintage-style liqueurs, and historic Abbott’s bitters.
“Tempus Fugit has been recreating classic and historical recipes to standards not previously seen for many years,” says David King, president of Anchor Distilling Company. “I am delighted to say that Anchor Distilling Company and Tempus Fugit Spirits will be working together in a strategic partnership to bring this unique portfolio to a broader audience. From their unparalleled expertise in absinthe to the unique and exciting Gran Classico, this collection of high-quality modifiers is essential to any classic back bar.”
Founded in 2006 by John Troia and Peter Schaf, Tempus Fugit began by specializing in historically produced absinthe and has expanded to other rare liqueurs that were once staples in pre-Prohibition cocktails, and have been lost over time. The company name, “Tempus Fugit," is an old Latin phrase that is often mistranslated as simply meaning "Time flies," but is more accurately translated to "Time is fleeting or short." This centuries-old historic phrase perfectly embodies Tempus Fugit Spirits’ inspiration and belief that the utmost quality should be sought in all of life's experiences, especially in what we drink.
Highlights from the portfolio include:
Tempus Fugit Spirits Gran Classico Bitter