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. Angostura Bitters alone held their ground.
For some time now, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of cocktail bitters on an international level, which are considered to be the spice rack for your bar. Since 2006, the German bitters company The Bitter Truth has been doing its share to contribute to this development.
The Bitter Truth – Elderflower Liqueur« twinkles in the glass like star light on hay bales while the fresh flowered scent tickles the nose, inducing a fit of hay fever to those inclined and sending you straight back to summer days romping about in the English countryside. While elderflower blossom is your first kiss on the tongue, fruit notes like quince and white grape support the fete of light herbs and spices that slide in and mix with honey sweetness to make this a complex drink worthy of a country squire’s picnic.»The Bitter Truth – Elderflower Liqueur« combines the characteristics of a spiced aperitif wine and a natural floral liqueur. Enjoy this liqueur chilled on ice, with champagne as an aperitif or use it in one of numerous cocktail and long drink recipes.
This liqueur, which has a luminous golden color and a fresh rich bouquet, offers a great variety of flavors. Dominated by elderflowers, complemented by spicy aromas of honey, and fruity notes of quince and grape.
A coconut doesn’t grow on a pumpkin vine and »The Bitter Truth – Golden Falernum Liqueur« doesn’t forget it’s a rum liqueur. This Falernum is gold in color, taste and texture, but never one note, it is a calypso of flavor. On the nose are clean wet flip flop, seashell and ginger with just a hint of christmas. The taste carnivals from fresh ginger to vanilla and almond, surfing towards an atomic fireball. All spice giving into a splash of lime and a delicate hint of Bajan sweet pepper sauce-like heat. With length that feels like a two week holiday, this little number can perk up any aged spirit and instantly turn it into a drink worthy of adorn- ment with a plastic monkey and a paper umbrella.
»The Bitter Truth – Golden Falernum Liqueur« is an exotic spiced liqueur on the base of the finest Caribbean Rum. In ancient Rome Falernum was the name of the most favoured and most expensive wine. Modern Falernum has almost nothing in common with its ancient predecessor except its rich golden tint. This sweet liqueur was usually flavoured with limes, almonds, cloves and ginger, and gained in importance during the tiki era in the middle of the 20th century.
With an ABV of 18 % Golden Falernum is a very distinctive feature among its category. The full-bodied Caribbean Rum which is used as a base supports the complex exotic flavour profile composed of spicy ginger, citrus fruits, almonds and allspice. This Falernum can be sipped neat or on ice but it also goes well with aged spirits like Whisk(e)y, Rum and Brandy. And of course it’s an indispensable ingredient in numerous Tiki Drinks.
This rum based liqueur is rich and complex in flavor.
Nose: Spicy ginger with clove and a hint of vanilla.
Taste: A more subtle ginger, followed by almond and vanilla. An allspice tingle on the tongue develops into a long finish with a zest of lime.