The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
In the 19th century, sailors aboard ships belonging to the Royal Navy often blended gin with cocktail bitters in order to cure their seasickness. When the sailors returned home, they brought their taste for the concoction — often referred to as Pink Gin — with them. By the 1870s, gin's popularity was on the rise in Great Britain, and most fine establishments in England served Pink Gin.
In addition, Pink Gin became the unofficial drink of spy agencies in British pop culture. Pink Gin was sipped by 007 in the novel The Man With the Golden Gun (the drink was a favorite of author Ian Fleming), tippled by beautiful divorcée Valentine in Agatha Christie's Poirot and enjoyed by SIS secret agent Jerry Westerby in British author John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
In 2006, Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing handmade, classic cocktail bitters. Their goal was to introduce a new line of bitters that would allow mixologists, bartenders and consumers everywhere to reach back in time and create traditional cocktails that were reminiscent of the drinks mixed centuries ago. After launching The Bitter Truth Co., Berg and Hauck decided to take the next step and created The Bitter Truth Pink Gin.
The Bitter Truth Pink Gin pays homage to the cocktail that was mixed centuries ago aboard ships belonging to the Royal Navy. The gin is a blend of traditionally crafted, pot-distilled dry gin along with a proprietary blend of bitters that Berg and Hauck created specifically for the gin.
Floral and fruity aroma, followed by smooth notes of anise, berries, fennel and caraway. Subtle hints of juniper that complement the slightly sweet gin.