A new Absinthe was recently launched. Its name is Absinthe du Centenaire. What is the story behing this new Absinthe..? Well, it is like the name says a “Century Absinthe” connected to Absinthe prohibition. January 7th, 1915 is the date when Absinthe got banned in France. Fortunately 100 years later Absinthe production and consumption is once again legal. Especially French distilleries that already produced Absinthe during the thimes of the Belle Epoque offer premium, authentic Absinthe. In reminiscence of this historical event the French Absinthe distillery Devoille has launched Absinthe du Centenaire. It is a limited edition, as its production and recipe focuses on authenticity and quality.
Absinthe du Centenaire: The recipe and taste
The herbal focus of the Absinthe recipe is set on artemisia species. To be precise three different wormwood species are used for the distillation: Artemisia absinthium, artemisia pontica and artemisia africaine. All plants grow in the herbal garden of the distillery. This guarantees premium and fresh quality. Like in the old days the plants are dried in a traditional wooden hut, the so called “Séchoir”. Below you can see a photo of the inside of the hut. The light green color of Absinthe du Centenaire derives from the coloring herbs melissa and artemisia pontica. Not too much coloration was intended, the crisp and fresh taste should remain. With too much coloration the coloring herbs would have dominated the taste. To preserve its natural green color you should store the bottle in a dark place. Sunlight is a threat to every naturally green Absinthe. The smell and taste of Absinthe du Centenaire is fresh and crisp. It has to be enjoyed with ice cold water and one sugar cube. The louche is medium intense with greenish-white swirls. Overall you can say Absinthe du Centenaire is a perfect “Summer Absinthe” fitting to a broad group of Absintheurs!
You can buy a bottle of Absinthe du Centenaire in our online Absinthe shop: Absinthe du Centenaire