The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
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  • spicy
  • lemon
  • floral
  • liquorice
  • sweet
  • tomato
  • juniper
  • dried fruit
  • herbs

The Bitter Truth

Pink Gin (0.75l, 40%)
Price $42.99

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Character Goatson
Break out a blushing bottle of pink Gin for Valentine's Day.

Back in 2006, two young bartenders from Munich, Germany were in London for a liquor conference complaining that they could not get any quality mixing ingredients back in Germany. Oh, they could get lemon and tomato juice and things like that. What was missing were those cleverly concocted tasty liquids that separate great cocktails from the hum-drum. We’re talking about bitters. What are "bitters?" Put simply, they are little dashes of distilled, highly condensed flavor. For the skilled bartender, a good core selection of bitters is like a chef’s spice rack. Anyway… 

These two young men went back home, researched and dug through ancient recipes and created a new company: The Bitter Truth. They specialized in making the spices for the spice racks of the world’s bartenders and nothing more. But… they have recently branched out in to making pre-mixed version of classic bitter-recipe finished drinks, rare and unique mixing liqueurs, and "finishing waters" which is another thing entirely. The point is that they make high quality products bartenders love and you should buy them and use them to make great craft cocktails. 

Pink Gin was a mixed drink before it was a product. Sailors — men known to take a liberty or two with their alcohol — mixed Gin with the classic Angostura bitters to "cure" seasickness. Well, that’s their story and they are sticking to it. The dark red Angostura bitters dashed into the shimmering Gin resulted in pink drink. But hey… no one cares on a cold night at sea keeping watch and "treating" your seasickness, right? 

The folks at The Bitter Truth are — almost by definition — experts at bitters and fine distillation. So why not branch out into their own line of Pink Gin? Why not indeed. They mix their own premium bitters into craft distilled Gin and bottled it up for us all to enjoy. Smooth and with a less overpowering spice and juniper flavor that is really good, The Bitter Truth Pink Gin assumes its own identity as a refreshing easy drinker standing on its own sea-legs with nary a stagger. 

Smartass Corner:
Think that pink Gin isn’t manly enough for you? In the James Bond novel "Man With the Golden Gun," Bond orders a Pink Gin in the villain Scaramanga’s bar. James Bond could wear a tutu and tiara to a Broadway show and still put the "man" in "manly" my friend.
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Appearance / Color
Pale pink
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juniper and lemon spice… a little floral.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Calm and smooth... really and easy drinker with licorice and exotic spice.  
 
Finish 
A very pleasant sweet warmth trails away.
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  • spicy
  • lemon
  • floral
  • liquorice
  • sweet
  • tomato
  • juniper
  • dried fruit
  • herbs
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Character Dogson
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
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