Country of origin: Germany Alcohol content: 44 % Alcohol by Volume
The Bitter Truth - Celery Bitters were defunct for decades and revived in 2008 to please the most discriminating palate.
This bitters style has been in existence for approximately 250 years; it was called stomach bitters and primarily created by doctors and apothecaries for use in liquid tonics. Early bartenders added bitters to their cocktails to improve the taste of these mixed drinks. In reference to the definition of the word »Cocktail« from 1806, bitters were included as indispensable ingredients in this drink category. After prohibition almost all bitters had vanished from the market and were rediscovered at the end of the 20th century.
About The Bitter Truth:
The Bitter Truth started producing cocktail bitters in 2006. The Bitter Truth sticks to the »classic method« of producing bitters by macerating roots, seeds, barks, fruits, herbs and plants in an alcohol base. All ingredients are 100 % natural outside of a small amount of caramel to achieve a beautiful rich color and guarantee the best quality. The design of the bitters bottle refers to old medicine bottles from the 19th century. The label was designed with old fashioned floral ornaments and printed on plastic foil to withstand daily demands.
The Celery Bitters are very exotic and enrich cocktails with unusual flavors of celery, lemongrass and ginger. They’re ideal for Corpse-Reviver style cocktails like the Bloody Mary, but also go well with all kinds of clear sprits, like Gin, Vodka, Blanco Tequila and Light Rum.
2010 »Best New Product« Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans
2010 »Silver Medal« Los Angeles International Spirits Competition
2008 »Spirit of the Year« Mixology Bar Awards, Berlin