Cecil & Merl
Cecil & Merl launched in 2012, named for Deborah's grandfather Merl and Chef Bryan Calvert's great-uncle Cecil, gentlemen who were dear to their hearts. Originally they planned to focus on selling cheesecakes from their Brooklyn restaurant james
. Soon after, due to their passion for dining culture, cocktails and finding new ways to challenge themselves, they added a line of bitters and tote bags that celebrate simple beauty and design.
Their bitters are created by master bartender Justin Lane- Briggs right in their bar. Each product they make is an extension of their work at the restaurant and their passion for quality. Cecil & Merl bitters are handmade in Brooklyn with all-natural ingredients.