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Blanche de Fougerolles Absinthe (700ml)
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- ABV 74%
- Closure: Cork
The Distillerie Paul Devoille is located in Fougerolles, Haut Saone in North East France, close to the Alsace region. It was founded in 1859 by Xavier Devoille, the father of Paul, and is considered one of the top 10 distilleries in France for fruit eau-de-vie. It was purchased in 1985 by René de Miscault and is now run by his son, Hugues. Fougerolles is the French capital of cherry eau-de-vie, know as 'kirsch,' however, distilleries like Devoille produced absinthe in great quantities from the end of the 19th century up to 1915, mostly in bulk following specific recipes for regional absinthes. The demand for absinthe was so great at the time that more famous distilleries could not keep up with production, and absinthe was 'imported' from Fougerolles to other French cities (including Pontarlier) to be bottled and labeled with local names.
Verte de Fougerolles Absinthe was created upon request according to specifications from the directors of Liqueurs de France in 2003. The spirit became an instant success and was soon followed by Blanche de Fougerolles - the first absinthe made to a known historic and openly published recipe found in 19th century French distiller's manuals. Blanche de Fougerolles is made with a grape-alcohol base, and combines grande and petite wormwood, green anise, hyssop, veronica, camomile, génepi, fennel, coriander and angelica; all plants are individually distilled into full 80%+ alcoholates, which are then blended. The alcoholic strength is then reduced as historically specified to 74%, giving this absinthe real backbone, without overpowering the finesse and lingering aromas. This absinthe is often compared to, and surpasses in quality, many uncoloured Swiss la Bleues now made today.
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- notes partially sourced from www.absinthesonline.com
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