The craze for more varieties of bitters shows no sign of abating (hurrah!). These Creole bitters from the fanatics at The Bitter Truth look set to continue the revival of a bartending tradition that looked dead and buried a few years ago.
Bitter Truth's chocolate bitters blur the lines between old world bitters and new world flavors. They play exceptionally well with tequila, aged rum, sweet vermouth and most brown spirits. Add a dash to a Manhattan to start exploring its complex flavour or use in a Tequila Old Fashioned to bring forward the spirit’s vegetal flavors.
German producers The Bitter Truth have created these Thomas Henry bitters especially for G&Ts. Thomas Henry was the creator of carbonated water and these bitters are named in his honour. The botanicals include Sicilian lemon, orange, grapefruit, juniper and coriander - many of the same botanicals one finds in gin.
What a brilliant idea - a set of tiny 2cl bottles of five different flavours from Bitter Truth's range, including Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter, Celery, Creole, Orange and Aromatic bitters. Perfect for pepping up a dull drink in a bar or at a party.
As if almost single-handedly transforming the bitters category into a hotbed of innovation, and bottling ridiculously good ryes and fruit liqueurs weren't enough, here's The Bitter Truth's version of the Alpine herbal digestive liqueur, produced by the famous Dolin firm in Chambery, France (more famous for their vermouth). As always, the packaging is perfectly-judged - this Elixier will be a hit.
A rum-based liqueur made in Jamaica for The Bittter Truth, Pimento dram is based on allspice (aka pimento or Jamaican pepper) and also includes the likes of cloves, nutmeg adn cinnamon. A highly sought-after cocktail ingredient of yore.
A fabulously intense creme de violette from Bitter Truth. As you would expect from this exalted producer, only the finest ingredients are used - in this case wild alpine violet flowers. This will revolutionise your Aviations.