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The Bitter Truth Bogart's Bitters
Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of The Bitter Truth Bogart's Bitters

Item # 38279 375mL
$37.99/ Single Bottle
$227.94/ Case of 6
Country
ABV
42.10%
Producer

Tasting Notes

The team at Bitter Truth have meticulously recreated the preferred brand of bitters of the legendary Jerry Thomas as it first appeared in 1862 in his book, that has now become gospel for folks in the trade, The Bar-Tender's Guide: How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant's Companion. Reverse engineered based off of an old bottle from the era, this recipe dating back over 150 years has come back to life with concentrated notes of cherries, chocolate, coffee and spices.


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Staff Pick Notes

The recipe for The Bitter Truth's Bogarts Bitters has been painstakingly reverse engineered from a bottle of the original Boker's bitters favorited by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 cocktail bible, "The Bar-Tender's Guide". 2 do. bitters (Bogart's) is seen throughout what is considered to be the first cocktail book ever published. Thanks to Dave Wondrich, who wrote the introduction to the copy I've been flipping through, we know that "do." means ditto, copying whatever the measurement was on the line above, usually dashes. These bitters have a depth and richness I don't normally associate with bitters. The liquid is oily and coats the glass. Strong flavors cardamom, clove, orange peel, and cola are joined by intense allspice on the finish. This will make an elegant, and truly classic, addition to any bar.

- TI

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