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NEW EXCLUSIVE USA IMPORTER – Vision Wine & Spirits

VISION WINE & SPIRITS, LLC is NEW EXCLUSIVE USA IMPORTER FOR
THE BITTER TRUTH AND BERG & HAUCK

March, 2014; Munich, Germany

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Vision Wine & Spirits, LLC is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Haromex Development, the exclusive worldwide distributor for The Bitter Truth and Berg & Hauck, to become the exclusive US importer for the two brands.

In 2006, with the global resurgence of classic cocktails, German mixologists Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck conceived the idea of producing and selling a range of cocktail bitters. Both of them had already gained a considerable amount of experience in producing handmade cocktail bitters at the bars where they were working. In addition, Stephan owned a large collection of 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.

The result of their collaboration was the birth of The Bitter Truth and Berg & Hauck brands. The Bitter Truth is a line of all-natural potable bitters consisting of Aromatic, Orange, Lemon, Celery, Jerry Thomas, Creole, Chocolate and Grapefruit varieties all sold in 200ml bottles. The … Read more

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Casino Cocktail with Robert Hess

The Casino Cocktail is a drink that is widly published in old cocktail books so one can assume it has been pretty popular in the old days. The Savoy Cocktail book holds the version Robert Hess is explaining in this little video. If you like drinks that are heavy on the gin side, you`ll like this straight forward drink.

How to make the Casino Cocktail

Ingredients

2 oz (60 ml) dry gin or old tom gin

1/8 oz ( 5ml) fresh lemon juice

1/8 oz (5ml) Maraschino Liqueur

1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

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Bridal Cocktail with Robert Hess

The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book is one of those books one can always go back to if a tasty little drink is needed. Somewhat close to a Sweet Martini Cocktail the addition of a tiny bit of Maraschino Liqueur adds a tasty extra bit of cherry to this drink. Watch Robert Hess making up one of those old classics for you…

How to make the Bridal Cocktail

Ingredients

2 oz (60 ml) dry gin

1 oz ( 30ml) sweet vermouth

1 dash Maraschino Liqueur

1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Smoking Monkey Cocktail with Jamie Boudreau

The Smoking Monkey is an original cocktail recipe from Canon Bar in Seattle and was inspired by hints of banana that Jamie noticed in Jameson Irish Whiskey. Playing off those notes, Jamie infused banana into the whiskey creating a truly unique flavor profile. Interestingly enough, this cocktail is shaken due to the pectins released into the Jameson during the infusion process. Misting the glass with a smoky Islay whisky (like Ardbeg) before straining gives the cocktail a deliciously smoky essence.

How to make the Smoking Monkey Cocktail

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz (45 ml) banana infued Jameson Irish Whiskey

1/2 oz ( 15 ml) Pedro Ximenez Sherry

3 dashes The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Smoky Islay Scotch for misting

Shake with ice. Mist a chilled cocktail glass with a smoky Islay Scotch (like Ardbeg). Strain cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish with a neon monkey bathed in the same smoky Islay Scotch.

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Eye Opener Cocktail with Robert Hess

Mornings can be difficult to deal with, especially if you had a night out before and you are still suffering from the aftermath of your alcoholic delights. Fortunately our forefathers and mothers restoring concoctions that might help gently lift our eyelids to greet the day. In this episode, Robert Hess shows the Eye Opener Cocktail based on some aged rum, apricot liqueur and an egg yolk making it perfect for breakfast or brunch.

How to make the Eye Opener Cocktail

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz (45 ml) aged rum

1/2 teaspoon The Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur

1/2 teaspoon Orange Curacao Liqueur

1 teaspoon grenadine

1/2 egg yolk

Dry shake to emulsify ingredients. Add ice to shaker and shake to chill and dilute. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.

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King`s Elixir Cocktail with Jamie Boudreau

This gin cocktail plays off Jamie Boudreau`s Golden Ration for cocktails: 1 1/2:3/4:1/4 but here he reduces the amount of vermouth to 1/2 ounce. To cut the sweetness of the Gold Wasser (not schlager) ever so slightly, Jamie utilizes a simple technique using lemon zest.

How to make the King`s Elixir Cocktail

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz (45 ml) gin

1/2 oz ( 15 ml) Dolin Blanc vermouth

1/4 oz (8 ml) Gold wasser

2 dashes The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters

Stir ingredients with ice. Spritz oil of large lemon zest over chilled coupe. Add zest to glass. Strain cocktail into glass then remove lemon zest.

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