Jade Verte Suisse 65 Absinthe (750ml)
Saumur, Loire Valley, FRANCE
$199. 00 Bottle
'A great re-construction of the absinthe of history'.The original C. F. Berger absinthe was first created in Switzerland in 1830 and became so popular in France that another distillery was opened in Marseille by 1874. 'Swiss-style' absinthes (a term used to describe the manufacturing technique and not necessarily the origin) became the standard for quality, so much so that French distilleries often used the term 'Suisse' to designate their finest absinthes and virtually all French absinthes carried a Swiss cross on their labels.
'Verte Suisse' absinthe would have been lost forever if it had not been for the resurfacing of a few extremely rare original, and unopened bottles. Using proprietary analytical techniques, Jade Liqueurs painstakingly resurrected the liquor from extinction for study and preservation. Its spicy, herbal aromas and a full, intense taste demonstrate why its ancestor was one of the top 5 absinthes of the 19th century. An ideal aperitif or digestif, capable of complimenting your favourite cigar.
Tasting note: Pale yellow/green. Fragrant nose with floral notes to start which are soon overtaken by full power of wormwood, fennel, anise and hyssop. The addition of the cold water brought a slow and steady forming, but complete louche and released another wave of aromatics similar to the first but in even greater volume. Great range of mountain herbs adds to the complexity. A great re-construction of the absinthe of history. Rating: Gold Medal Winner and Best in Class at the 2007 IWSC
- tasting note sourced from IWBC, International Wine & Spirits Competition.
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