This is a limited edition green Absinthe from the Swiss Kuebler distillery. Normally Kuebler produces an uncolored La Bleue Absinthe, therefore this green Absinthe with 72% alc. by vol. is really something special. Nevertheless, the recipe has historical roots.
The story of Kuebler´s green Absinthe:
At the dawn of its first commercial exploitation in the early 1800’s, Absinthe traditionally had a natural green color, therefore in historical literature the spirit was often called "la Fée Verte", the "Green Fairy". In the late 18th century, excerpts from Abram-Louis Perrenod, a Swiss distiller and herbalist from the Val-de-Travers, include a recipe for making Absinthe green. To naturally color 18 pots of eau de vie, Perrenod added to the distillate equally a handful of Petite Absinthe and a handful of Hyssop (..d’ajouter une poignée de petite absinthe et autant d’hysope…). In 1875, it was Jacob Frédéric Kübler to concoct a new recipe for a naturally colored "d’Extrait d’Absinthe" to remain stable over time: Kübler Verte Suisse 72% was born. This Absinthe was a big success, it won the gold medal award at the Swiss National Exhibition in Zurich taking place in 1883. Also the uncolored version, the traditional La Bleue, from the Kübler brand scored another coveted gold medal in Geneva in 1896.
|Country of Origin:||Switzerland|
|Tasting Notes:||Fresh and balanced green Absinthe with wormwood from the famous Val-de-Travers|