Moulin Vert is a green Absinthe with wine alcohol at its base. Distillation takes place in Fougerolles, France, at the historical Devoille distillery. The distillery was founded in 1859 and until today it is family run with a great focus on tradition and quality. Moulin Vert is a 100% natural product, meaning that no artificial additives are used, neither for the distillation nor for the coloring process. The alcohol level is set at classic 68% to set free and preserve the natural green color of the used coloring herbs like hyssop and artemisia pontica. The result is a unique, vintage looking green appearance. Moulin Vert´s taste is intense and substantially herbal, with notes of dark chocolate and cognac. The latter is a result of the wine alcohol base used for distillation. We recommend to serve Absinthe Moulin Vert with two parts cold water and two sugar cubes. This allows the complex flavors to come forth in full effect so you can experience the fascination of this very special drink.
Why is the name of this Absinthe Moulin Vert?
In the period known as the Belle Époque, many intellectuals and artists confessed their love for the Green Fairy. In what was considered one of the most notorious Absinthe bars in Paris, the "Moulin Rouge", famous Absintheurs like Toulouse Lautrec, Baudelaire and Van Gogh met for the "Heure Verte", the Green Hour. In reference to this history-charged establishment, Absinthe Moulin Vert was created.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Tasting Notes:||Substantially herbal, with notes of cognac and dark chocolate|
I cannot say the same for the HERITAGE sample my head was swimming but my taste buds were not.