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Ocean Shore Cocktail made with real Sloe Gin

Sloe gin is a traditional sweet liqueur popular especially in England made using the fruit of the Blackthorn tree, sugar and gin.

Sloe berries can be found all over Europe and give the essential taste to this lovely fruit gin. Althrough most sloe gins tend to be sticky sweet, The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin is dry and shows the character of a gin merged with tart, fruity berry flavors.
The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin is solely made with real sloe berries macerating for months in copper pot still destilled dry gin and is then finally balanced with sugar to sooth out the tart and sour aromas of the sloe berry.
No coloring or additives are used for an all natural experience of a real sloe gin.
At The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess, over at SMALL SCREEN NETWORK, Robert mixes up a frothy Ocean Shore Cocktail using The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin in combination with dry gin, lemon juice, orgeat and egg white. Sounds yummy? Check it out!Read more

Pimento Dram featured in the Lion`s Tail Cocktail

Once very popular in TIKI drinks, this flavorful (originally) Jamaican liqueur was rarely seen outsite of the Caribbean island for many, many years and just made its comeback by the release of The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, an intensivly rich spice liqueur based on allspice (the Jamaican`s called it Pimento, but it´s also commonly known as Jamaican Pepper) and pot still distilled jamaican molasses rum. Enjoy this episode!… Read more

Take Your Bitters Traveling

Chris Chamberlain is cheering about The Bitter Truth Bitters Travel Set over at the NASHVILLE SCENE….

“Luckily, the folks at The Bitter Truth have come up with a perfect solution to expanding your repertoire of bitters with their handyTraveler’s Set. This little box of fun contains five different varieties packaged in 20 milliliter bottles. This means that not only are they TSA-compliant in case you want to mix a proper cocktail on your next flight, but you can experiment with various flavors without investing in big bottles.” ” You can find these products in Nashville at many local retailers including Maryland Farms Wine and Spirits, Woodland Wine Merchant, Midtown Wine and Spirits and The Bottle Shop at McEwen. Pick yourself up a pack and give them a try.”

It`s time to visit Nashville!

…and for those from other areas check out with more or less nationwide shipping in the USA or here.The Bitter Truth Bitters Travel SetRead more

The Bitter Truth awarded at the Beverage Testing Institute Chicago

The Bitter Truth wins Gold & Silver Medals at Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

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The Bitter Truth Elixier awarded Best in Class at IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge

Another great award for The Bitter Truth!

Already voted “Exellent, highly recommended” earlier this year at Paul Pacults Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York City, we just recieved word that we rocked the bitters category and won the BEST IN CLASS award at this years IWSC International Wine and Spirits Challenge with The Bitter Truth Elixier, known stateside as E**X**R.

Tasting Notes by IWSC Judges:

Very dark with green tinged rim. Complex nose with combination of anise, gentian and wide herbal range. Hints of clove, ginger and liquorice.

Rich and full in the mouth with sweet, syrupy flow. Initially soothing until you register the chilli content which sets up a burning sensation the lifts all the bitter, sweet characters. The chilli burn stays forever !

See how Robert Hess enjoyes mixing a Elixier & Ginger at Small Screen Network…… Read more

The Bitter Truth signs into distribution with Suntory Australia

June 2011

Press Release:



Available for the first time in Australia for national distribution, The Bitter Truth Cocktail bitters portfolio has joined the Suntory (Aust) Pty portfolio in April 2011.

The Bitter Truth range is the worlds’ premium range of cocktail flavourings, made from 100% natural ingredients.

Originally, cocktail bitters were the ingredient that distinguished cocktails from other categories of beverages such as Toddies, Slings, Fizzes, Sours or Punches. For decades, they were an essential component of good cocktail creations. The start of prohibition curtailed consumers’ drinking habits and cocktail bitters almost sank into oblivion. Only a few brands survived that period, but even after that, not all of them managed to reestablish themselves in the new market.

In 2006, Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing and distributing cocktail bitters on a large scale, 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 in.

The Bitter Truth Bitters Portfolio distributed by Suntory Australia

Since launching in 2006 The Bitter Truth range of bitters now includes Orange, … Read more

The Bitters Man Branches Out

Jack Robertiello from Nightclub & Bar recently knocked at our door for an interview and we`re happy to share.

If you`re looking for the brand new Pimento Dram in the U.S. check out DrinkUpNY.

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The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brings you E**X**R and Ginger

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Vintage to Visionary Cocktail Competition – The Winner

The Bitter Truth and Haymans Gin are proud to anounce the winners of the 2013 UK Cocktail Competition

The Bitter Truth and Haymans Gin are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 UK Cocktail Competition

This year saw the beginning of a series of cocktail competitions where The Bitter Truth teamed up with Hayman`s Gin, the longest serving gin distilling family in England to search for the most skilled and talented bartenders in all parts of Great Britain. Regional competition were held and the top 8 were called to London to battle against each other.

The final took place at The Luggage Room in Mayfair, London september 18th and was judged by James & Lewis from Haymans, Clint from Imbibe Magazine and Alex & Stephan of The Bitter Truth.

In a polite doff our hats to the classic Martini we were looking for competitors to use the The Bitter Truth and Hayman`s Gin in a twist on the classic mix of gin and bitters for their Vintage recipe.

For the Visionary recipe, we were looking for new leaders in the industry to draw inspiration from the progressive way as bar tending Brits consistently push the boundaries of cocktail culture.

The winner of the competition received a cash prize of £1000. The competition was open to UK entrants only.… Read more

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