La Veuve Verte absinthe is issued from a true family tradition. It is produced in very small quantities and represents without a doubt one of the best « vertes ».
Its home-made production comprises only products 100% natural. Moreover, even though the family recipe has evolved, the absinthe has stayed true to the tradition : powerfull flavours for a sensible taste.
Its natural coloration is made in the way of the CF Berger and includes only plants from the Val-de-Travers : petit wormwood, hyssop, melissa and a few others (that must be kept secret).
A mixture of character and mellowness in this traditional verte. To discover as soon as possible!
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- La Veuve Verte absinthe
is distilled in the stills of the famous Artémisia-Bugnon distillery.
- The distiller's daughter who designed this absinthe's beautiful label wishes to become a « distilly
» when she is bigger. (originally « distilette
», in French)
It is in 1951 that the current distiller's father started to distill illegally in Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers, Switzerland.
M. Matthey-Claudet, a tinsmith in Môtiers, had built his own still and had taught him the art of distillation. He then elaborated a recipe that gave a pretty white absinthe with a touch of the bitterness of grand wormwood – not too strong, flavoured by a few other herbs, carefully measured.
After that, Marta Charrère (the mother of the current distiller) was the one to be in charge of the distillation, the bottle filling and the delivery to the custommers. The distillation lasted over 40 years illegally.
In November 2005, JJC took over the distillation, legally this time, since absinthe was legalised in Switzerland on the 1. March that same year.
- At first, savour La Veuve Verte
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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- 50 cl
- Couvet / Val-de-Travers
By James. Posted 16/05/2011
I thought this very nice, I prefer a little stronger taste of wormwood, I like that bitter taste. It is a personal thing.....
By sbmac. Posted 09/04/2011
This is really quite nice. For those who like just a tad more anise than wormwood, you will likely enjoy this a great deal. Balanced, smooth and well-crafted.