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Absinthe Libertine 68 Amer - 70 cl

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Thanks to a powerful grand wormwood, this absinthe develops a very savoury bitterness. Good for strong sensations.   Read the whole description
  • Alcohol Content : 68°
  • Production Method : Distillation
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Distillery : Paul Devoille
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Libertine 68 Amer develops a very savoury bitterness, thanks to a powerful grand wormwood,
Good for those who enjoy strong sensations.


It is the third absinthe of a serie, following Libertine 55 and Libertine 72. It won a prize in the 2004 Absinthiades in Pontarlier.
Produced according to a recipe from last century (1894), Libertine 68 Amer is an authentic absinthe.
It is entirely made with plants and seeds. Its colour is 100% natural.
In its composition are included mainly grand wormwood, green anise, star anise, liquorice, fennel, coriander, Melissa, hyssop and veronica.
Libertine 68 Amer has the particularity of having been produced from a distilled blend (each plant macerates and is then distilled individually before blending).

An excellent absinthe with a wet character !

Nose : Syrupy. Marked by a very present green anis.

Palate : Strong. The palate reveals green anise again, accompanied by notes of fennel and wormwood. A whole very well-balanced alongside which comes a very powerful bitterness.

Finish : Bitter, with light aniseed notes.
- The label of Libertine 68 Amer bottle was taken from a painting, that we specially ordered from a young of the Vosges. It represents a scene of absinthe being consumed in a café.

- During the Belle Epoque, after Pontarlier, Fougerolles had the highest number of producers of absinthe. Sometimes some of the casks used in Fougerolles were sent to Pontarlier to cover their needs.

- Libertine 68 Amer participated in the 2007 Absinthiades ; it was awarded 8th place.
The Devoille distillery was founded in 1859. It still bears the name of its founder, Paul Devoille, since he largely contributed to its success and the beginning of the century. He is to be thanked for the recipe of Libertine (1894), now preciously kept at the Musée des Eaux de Vie in Lapoutroie, France.

After having belonged to Raymond Gouttefroy (son-in-law of Paul Devoille), the distillery was handed over to René de Miscault in 1985. The latter considerably changed the running of the company and enlarged the range of its products and also opened the Paul Devoille distillery to the public.

Today it is Hugues de Miscault, the son of René de Miscault, who runs this family distillery.
- At first, savour Libertine 68 Amer with half a piece of sugar. Then add more or less according to your taste.

- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
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  • 70 cl
  • 68°
  • Distillation
  • Light
  • Yellow-green
  • France
  • Fougerolles
  • Paul Devoille
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  • Natural
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These are the last three comments made :
By MerryDrunk. Posted 01/08/2014

I consider myself a mid-level experienced drinker. I was curious about a product with more wormwood and this definitely did it. It has a strong aroma and a great mixture of flavors when you start to drink, but then that wormwood kicks in! It has a dry and very bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while. While this initial taste is fine, the finish is not quite to my liking. To be fair, I did read the product description so I knew what I was getting. So this review should be taken with a grain of salt (or sugar cube!) because it tells you something of my palate. For those seeking a bolder experience, they might like this.

By SunBlack. Posted 24/06/2014

I thought more anise flavor in this item.....but not. A lot of alchool taste.....nothing much to taste....Will not buy anymore....

By Nathan. Posted 08/08/2013

Very strong & bitter w/ a dry aftertaste.You will need to double your sugar & add more water to make it palatable.It's not bad,especially if you're in a bad mood(Bitter!).But it's not a top 5 by any means.

 
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