It was in ABV_2006 when Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing and distributing cocktail bitters, as they were hard to find in Germany and of inferior quality. Both of them had already gained a considerable amount of experience in producing handmade cocktail bitters for the bars they were working at. In addition, Stephan owned a large collection of current and historical bitters, some of which hadn"°Ð«Ð„t been produced for decades. Thus, he knew how the most well-known bitters of the world tasted and was considered a specialist in this area.
Their criteria for the choice of flavors was mainly provided by old cocktail recipes that could no longer be mixed true to the original because one crucial ingredient had been missing - the correct bitters.
In August ABV_2006, the first products from The Bitter Truth were released: an Orange Bitters and an Old Time Aromatic Bitters. Shortly after that, a Lemon Bitters was released. Since then additional flavors have been added to the range: Jerry Thomas Bitters, Creole Bitters, Celery Bitters, Grapefruit Bitters, Chocolate Bitters, Tonic Bitters, Peach Bitters and Cucumber Bitters.
The Bitter Truth - Bogart"„¢s Bitters is a meticulously crafted, true to the original, replica of the world"„¢s first mentioned bitters in cocktails. Famed bartender Jerry Thomas, author of the first book on cocktails dating back to ABV_1862 is synonymous with the first golden age of the cocktail and Bogart"„¢s Bitters were the bitters of choice for him. Bottled in the original, iconic ¾lady leg“ bottle with its authentic labeling, these bitters amalgamate a beautiful mix of dark spice, chocolaty coffee and European herbs. Dark, brown in color it revives the taste of bartendings early years when aromatic bitters were the defining ingredient for a refined alcoholic refreshment, the cocktail. Special edition in ABV_350ml, in individual gift box, with recipe booklet.