Absinthe Montmartre is the first and probably only traditionally distilled, naturally colored, Austrian Premium Absinthe. A true old-Viennese specialty.
Vienna, 23rd December 2004, how the production of Absinthe Montmartre started:
Silently the old copper alambique rests in the corner of the venerable subterranean chamber, covered in layers of dust and patina. Slowly the first drops of crystal clear liquid begin to drip out of the condenser and immediately fill the air with the perfumed scent of fragrant herbs. An old tradition is reborn... Two Viennese gentlemen, Gerald Fischer of the old-Viennese distillery Fischer and Roman F. Gundacker private antiques collector and experienced Absintheur have come together to bring the tradition of quality absinthe distillation back into their hometown. Not an easy task as it soon would turn out! The old handwritten recipe books of the distillery were taken from the safe where they had lain undisturbed and needed to be deciphered. Historical documents from France and Germany where analyzed and compared to the Austrian scriptures. Recipes, distillation protocols, herb books... everything needed to be thoroughly studied to guarantee the utmost quality and historical authenticity of the product. Naturally an important question that came up was "what did vintage Austrian Absinthe taste like anyway?". The creators had two vintage French Absinthes at their disposal, one of which even dated from before the ban of 1915, similar Austrian relics where nowhere to be found. So it was quite a challenge to compile all of this information into a drink that would, on one side, be able to compete with fine French brands, and on the other side, still have a unique, individual taste making it a true old-Austrian specialty. But they were happy to face that challenge...
|Country of Origin:||Austria|
|Tasting Notes:||Extraordinary taste that reminds a bit of Christmas as the recipe includes cloves|
Wonderful color, smooth taste.
Thanks to Alandia for the incredibly fast shipment!