The name Absinthe du Centenaire refers to January 7th, 1915. The date when Absinthe got banned in France. Fortunately 100 years later Absinthe production and consumption is once again legal. In reminiscence of this historical event the French Absinthe distillery Devoille has created this very special Absinthe. The herbal focus is set on artemisia species. To be precise three different wormwood plants are used for the recipe: 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". The light green color of Absinthe du Centenaire derives from the coloring herbs melissa and artemisia pontica. To preserve its natural green color you should store the bottle in a dark place. Sunlight is a threat to every naturally green Absinthe. This is why the bottle is as well wrapped in brown paper. The smell and taste of this Absinthe 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!
Interesting info about Absinthe du Centenaire:
The label of Absinthe du Centenaire shows the official French Absinthe prohibition decree of 1915.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Tasting Notes:||Smooth and balanced Absinthe that can be enjoyed as a summer aperitif|