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Bitter Truth liqueurs?

Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 04:47 AM

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. ponyboy RE: Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 05:35 AM

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

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      Boston_Otter RE: ponyboy Sep 16, 2011 05:56 AM

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

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        ponyboy RE: Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 06:12 AM

        From July:


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          Boston_Otter RE: ponyboy Sep 16, 2011 06:53 AM

          Nice!! Thanks!

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        jgg13 RE: ponyboy Sep 16, 2011 11:35 AM

        They definitely do, I saw them there on monday

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          Boston_Otter RE: jgg13 Sep 20, 2011 09:23 AM

          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!"

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            jgg13 RE: Boston_Otter Sep 20, 2011 04:19 PM

            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.

      3. MC Slim JB RE: Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 06:45 AM

        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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          Boston_Otter RE: MC Slim JB Sep 16, 2011 06:52 AM

          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.

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            MC Slim JB RE: Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 08:41 AM

            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. yarm RE: Boston_Otter Sep 16, 2011 11:22 AM

          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.

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