Bogart`s Bitters can arguably
be said to have started the cocktail movement
as it was the first ever mentioned bitters in
the very first cocktail book published in
1862, written by the most famous bartender
of those days, Jerry Thomas – a name, synonymous
with the first golden age of the
The common belief is that
Bogart’s Bitters was a kind of misspelling of Boker’s
Bitters at that time and until a few years ago the common believe was that „no living person has ever tried these bitters“.
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.
Here, Stephan Berg & Alexander Hauck, founders of The Bitter Truth are meeting with cocktail historian Ted „Dr. Cocktail“ Haigh and bar owner Jamie Boudreau of Canon Seattle to solve the mystery behind Bogart`s/Boker`s Bitters - Jerry Thomas’ favorite bitters of more than
a century ago.