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'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.
These proprietary embossed white glass decanter come with a cork stopper and an additional black dasher in individual full colour The Bitter Truth style boxes. Botanicals play an important role in creating The Bitter Truth products and for the ABV_10th anniversary of The Bitter Truth company they are focusing on the various parts of plants and their characteristic flavour profiles. Available are four limited all natural editions, each capturing different flavor combinations that our nature"„¢s flora has to offer.
Dark brown amber in appearance, the flavor of The Bitter Truth"„¢s NUT Drops & Dashes is driven by delicate notes of green black walnuts with hints of Muscovado sugar, prunes & raisins in combination with high notes of roasted hazelnuts. Accompanied by aromatics of bitter chocolate and light espresso, the finish delivers gentle notes of cashew nuts and almonds.