Neither French nor Italian! In 1821, Dolin was situated in the kingdom of Piemont-Sardinia. Ferdinand Dolin, always looking for the newest trends, would draw inspiration from the fashion of Italian bitters to develop his own. These bitter drinks, originally appreciated for their medicinal properties, would become all the rage as an aperitif. Thus Dolin Bitter was born, made from botanicals and spices such as bitter orange, gentian, cinchona macerated in wine for many long weeks. It’s this type of liquor that is used to make Spritz and that gives it that special bitter taste.