The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters (200ml) (Previously $17)

SKU #1108251

(Classified as a spirit. Do not ship to no spirits locations.) Launched in 2006 by two German bartenders, The Bitter Truth brings some classic yesteryear savor to today's cocktails. A spicy add to your next Manhatten, the Creole is "Bitter, sweet and spicy," the producers say. "According to the traditional Creole style, fruity and floral aromas unite with the flavors of anise, caraway and fennel." Producer notes: "Creole equals flavorful, and these bitters are as unique as the culture it encapsulates. With fruit scents of dried apricots, cherries and cranberries mingling with the strong flavors of anise, smoked paprika and hints of smoking pine wood. This bitters smells like a kitchen in the French Quarter. On the first taste comes cayenne and pink pepper corns supported by anise, big red cinnamon, dusky caraway and fennel seed. Add this to a French 75, or for that matter, any drink that could do with perking up, turn on a brass band and get your feet moving! The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters are reminiscent of a style of bitters dating back to an era before cocktails even existed. Back then, bitters were made by doctors and apothecaries, primarily for the use in liquid tonics and then eventually as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages. The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters reflect the Creole way of life with all its beautiful complexity and spiciness. The beautiful metallic red label houses a fiery anise tinged cherry red colored liquid."

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