A very rare and limited 19th-century style replica bitters
Tasting Notes: a beautiful mix of dark spice, chocolatey coffee, and European herbs
Bogart's Bitters was the first ever mentioned bitters in the very first cocktail book published in 1862 by world-famous bartender Jerry Thomas – a name, synonymous with the first golden age of the cocktail. The Bitter Truth have spent much time in investigating the subject over the last 10 years and is in the possession of a super rare original bottle – one of the only known bottles to have survived with genuine remaining contents, bottled around 1900.
The common belief is that Bogart’s was a kind of misspelling of Boker’s Bitters at that time. Before other bitters appeared in cocktail recipes around the world, there was Bogart’s/ Boker’s. A beautifully balanced and versatile cocktail bitter, it was even called for by name in the first Martini recipe, printed in 1888, where one was instructed to use “genuine” Bogart’s/Boker’s, indicating that this most popular bitters had weak imitations floating around.
Sold in the iconic "lady leg" amber bottle with cork, along with a complimentary embossed dasher bottle to decant into.
350mL / 11.8 oz bottle
Made in Germany
*contains traces of walnuts