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The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl

The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl

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The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl: A Detailed Tasting Guide for the Discerning Drinker


Elevate your cocktails with the unique flavour profile of The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl. This award-winning product, hailing from Germany's The Bitter Truth brand, has become a favourite among bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts worldwide.  At The General Wine, we're passionate about exploring exceptional cocktail ingredients, and The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters is no exception.

This detailed tasting guide delves into the essence of this intriguing bitters, exploring its flavour profile, aroma, and ideal applications in your favourite cocktails.

A Groundbreaking Bitters

The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters holds a special place in cocktail history. It was one of the first commercially available celery bitters in decades, earning the prestigious title of "Best New Cocktail Ingredient" at Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans (2010). This innovative product paved the way for a more nuanced exploration of savoury and herbal notes in cocktails.

Tasting Notes

The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters offers a complex yet surprisingly harmonious flavour experience. Let's break it down:

  • Aroma: The initial impression is earthy and vegetal, with a distinct yet elegant celery stalk aroma at the forefront. Hints of citrus and spice peek through, adding intrigue.
  • Palate: The flavour profile explodes on the palate, showcasing a vibrant celery punch balanced by unexpected notes. White grape and lemon grass offer a touch of sweetness, while ginger adds a warming spice. The subtle presence of Sencha tea adds a touch of astringency, and a whisper of orange peel provides a delightful citrusy lift. The bitterness is moderate, lingering pleasantly on the finish.

Serving Suggestions

The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters is a versatile ingredient that can elevate a wide range of cocktails. Here are some inspiring suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic Twist:  Enhance the savoury notes of a Dirty Martini by adding a few dashes of Celery Bitters alongside your olive brine.
  • Bloody Mary Makeover:  Give your Bloody Mary a refreshingly herbaceous twist.  Add a dash or two of Celery Bitters alongside your usual Bloody Mary ingredients for a more complex and savoury experience.
  • Gin & Tonic Redefined:  Transform your Gin & Tonic from ordinary to extraordinary. A few dashes of Celery Bitters alongside your favourite gin and high-quality tonic water unlocks a world of flavour, highlighting the botanical notes in the gin and adding a touch of savoury complexity.
  • Beyond Gin & Vodka:  The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters isn't limited to clear spirits.  Experiment by adding a dash or two to tequila cocktails like a Paloma for a surprising yet delightful touch of celery nuance.

Tips for Using Celery Bitters

A little goes a long way with bitters. Start with a single dash and taste your drink before adding more. The ideal amount will vary depending on the cocktail and your personal preferences.

The General Wine Advantage

At The General Wine, we stock a curated selection of premium bitters, including The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl. Explore our online store or visit us in-person to discover this exceptional product and elevate your home bartending experience.  Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist you in finding the perfect bitters to complement your favourite spirits and cocktails.


The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters 20cl is a game-changer for cocktail enthusiasts seeking to explore new flavour dimensions. Its complex yet balanced profile adds a touch of savoury earthiness and unexpected brightness to a variety of drinks. With its versatility and innovative spirit, The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters is a must-have addition to any well-stocked home bar.


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