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Sep 16, 2011 04:47 AM

Bitter Truth liqueurs?

I've seen bitters by The Bitter Truth in stores around the area, but nobody seems to carry (or even have heard of) their award-winning line of liqueurs, which sound fantastic. Has anyone seen them around the Boston area?

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  1. I believe Liquor World has them. FYI, they are really expensive.

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    1. re: ponyboy

      I'll check -- they didn't have them as of a few weeks ago. Thanks.

      1. re: ponyboy

        They definitely do, I saw them there on monday

        1. re: jgg13

          Yep! Just picked up bottles of their E**X**R and Violette Liqueurs; the owner was proud to carry their full line of products. "I have to import them from Germany!"

          1. re: Boston_Otter

            I still find it amusing in the "doh!" way after I went and had a bunch of their bitters shipped to me from germany at hefty expense only to see liquor world start stocking them (still pricey but not *as* pricey) a few weeks later. Blarg.

      2. I wouldn't call them liqueurs, which implies a significant amount of sugar: they're aromatic bitters. A few places I've seen them: Liquor Land in Roxbury, Cirace's in the North End, Brix in the South End, Bauer Wines on Newbury St.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Yes, their aromatic bitters are pretty readily available, but their newer line of liqueurs isn't. They have a Violette Liqueur, Pimento Dram, and Sloe Gin that have all gotten excellent reviews. Those are what I'm trying to track down.

          1. re: Boston_Otter

            Oof, I clearly did not read your original post carefully -- sorry. I was unaware of these liqueurs, certainly have not seen them anywhere in MA yet.

            I put this query to my social media networks: a Facebook friend who is a bartender says that the TBT liqueurs line has been picked up by MA distributor, so you should be seeing them in some retail stores before too long.


        2. Some of these are made at the same distillery as the Rothman & Winter ones -- namely, Destillerie Purkhart, in Steyr, Austria. Which includes the violette and apricot. I know that the BT violette has different artificial color than the R&W one. Not sure who makes their sloe gin for them or their allspice dram.