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Jerry Thomas Bitters

A 19th-Century Style Aromatic Bitters

The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters is based on a recipe by Professor Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), who is considered the most important bartender of the 19th-century.

Although we are not sure if he would know what cider candies smell like since we don’t know if they existed in the 1860s. He might recognize, however, crystallized ginger and the oils of fresh tangerine and almonds seeping through. We`re sure he’d have known that it tastes of dried fruit with a finish of orange peel and a light sprinkling of Angostura bark. Of course, the original recipe was not slavishly reproduced, but its formula was improved to comply with today`s legal requirements and discerning taste demands.

This homage is as characterful as its namesake was, so join in, get experimental and doff your hat to the man who brought us the first-ever published cocktail book: Jerry Thomas, formerly the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the Planters House, St. Louis.

Product Information: 30% Alcohol by Volume

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Jerry Thomas Bitters

The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters basiert auf einem Rezept von »Professor« Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), dem bedeutendsten Bartender des 19. Jahrhunderts. Natürlich wurde die Rezeptur nicht exakt übernommen, sonder so verändert, dass sie den heutigen Ansprüchen genügt.

Produktinformation: 200ml, 30% Vol.

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Jerry Thomas Bitters


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规格:200ml 酒精含量:30%。

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Jerry Thomas Bitters

El profesor estaría orgulloso. Aunque no estamos seguros si él habría sabido qué huele como dulces de sidra, no sabemos si ellos los tenían en 1860. Él habría podido reconocer, sin embargo, el jengibre cristalizado y los aceites de mandarina fresca y almendras. Estamos seguros que él habría sabido que tiene sabor a fruto seco con un finish de corteza de naranja y un ligero ¨ladrido¨ de Angostura. Este homenaje está tan lleno de personalidad como la causa de su nombre, así que únase, póngase experimental y quite su sombrero ante el hombre que nos trajo el primer libro de coctelería jamás publicado. En honor al profesor Jerry Thomas, antiguo bartender principal del Hotel Metropolitano de Nueva York y de Planters House, St. Louis.

El propio bitter Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitter de The Bitter Truth está basado en una receta del Profesor Jerry Thomas (1830-1885), quién se considera que fue el bartender más importante del siglo XIX. Por supuesto, la receta original no fue copiada exactamente, pero la fórmula fue mejorada para cumplir con la demanda actual.

Información del Producto: 200 ml, 30% alcohol por volumen

Nutrition Facts

coloring caramel
preservatives no
gluten no
allergens (EU-Guideline 2007/68EG) no
GMO (EG Nr. 834/2007) no
vegan/BSE/TSE no material of animal origin used
kosher classification no
calories 7 kcal by serving size 2,5ml (1/2 tsp)
energy value 924 kJ/100g
fat (fat-saturated) <0,1% (<0,01%)
carbohydrate (of which sugars) 4,71% (4,71%)
sodium <0,05%
protein 0,2%

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„What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.“

Tasting Notes

Very fruity and very bitter. Citrus and dried fruit aromas unite with the spicy and bitter flavors of cloves, Angostura bark, and cinnamon.

The Jerry Thomas bottling is simply divine. When used in a Manhattan, it makes the cocktail jump all over your mouth yelling, “I’m over here now”, then, “I moved over to this cheek”, then “Catch me if you can”. It’s a complex little potion.

Gary Regan – author of „The Joy of Mixology“ USA

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