The absinthe Belle Epoque is slightly more bitter than the other clear absinthes from Philippe Martin.
The label depicts a poster made at the time of the absinthe ban in Switzerland. A law enforcer stands on top of the dead green fairy. In the background you can see Helvetica, the female embodiment of Switzerland, crying in mourning for the absinthe.
Nose : A slightly more dominant grand wormwood presence than in most La Bleue absinthes.
Palate : Rich anise, hyssop and lemon balm.
Finish : Slightly bitter.
- Product Type:WM: Absinthe
- Description:WM: Spirit
- Net Quantity:WM: 10cl
- Alcohol Content:WM: 54% vol
- Distillery or Brand : Absinthe La Valote Martin
- Product Type: Absinthe
- Description: Spirit
- Country of Origin: Switzerland
- Responsible Food Company: RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
- Net Quantity: 10cl
- Alcohol Content: 54% vol
- Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
Weight: 0.36 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.15 kg
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The distillery of Philippe Martin is situated in Boveresse, in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe and today home to some of the finest absinthe distilleries.
Philippe Martin distills his absinthes in an old house known to locals as La Maison des Chats, a centuries-old building decorated with stone sculptures of cats. Right opposite is the distillery's own garden, where most of the herbs used for Philippe's absinthe is cultivated.
Philippe took over the distillery from his father Francis Martin in 2014, who distilled for 33 years during the time of the absinthe ban in Switzerland. When absinthe was re-legalized in 2005, Francis received a licence to produce absinthe legally.