Absinthe Libertine 68 Amer - 70cl

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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

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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 !

Paul Devoille, France


The distillery was founded by Xavier Devoille. His son, Paul Devoille, was very dedicated to developing the distillery, and worked hard on its growth. This is why up until this day, the distillery is named after him. Paul Devoille was a very important person in Fougerolles, he held the position of the major for many years.


Due to the bad financial position the distillery was in, Jaques Veillet, the new owner of the distillery, decided to sell it to an experienced business man, who already invested into a couple of other distilleries inside and outside on France. René Miscault bought the distillery, and made some rapid administrational changes. He also expanded their product range, and opened the distillery for visitors to the public. These measures may seem drastic, however, they saved the distillery in the end. Today, Hugues Miscault, the son of René Miscault, runs the distillery.

Paul Devoille's Absinthe:

Their probably most popular absinthes, apart from the Libertines, and the Enigma Verte and Enigma Blanche. Absinthe Soixante-Cinq is a pretty interesting absinthe as well, with a quite spicy smell combined with a fruityness from the wine-alcohol base. Certainly, there are a lot of other spirits produced at Paul Devoille, such as eau-de-vies and liqueurs. From plum to strawberry, you can find nearly all of the common flavours.

Other products of : Paul Devoille, France

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By Rockystyx13

Added on the : 02/04/2015

Having a desire to try Death in the Afternoon, I selected this one to be the mixing partner to the Champaign. Very potent and palatable. I am not one to measure a drink on appearance above all else, but the louche turned out rather nice. I suggest it for such an occasion.

By SunBlack

Added on the : 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

Added on the : 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.

By Ben

Added on the : 28/11/2012

When I first got it I found it difficult to drink, it smelled industrial chemical to me and did not taste much better. I put it away for a few months until I had ran out of my other absinthes (7 other varieties) On re opening it it the aroma had improved and so had the taste, I have no explanation for why but I now find it OK, especially with Sirop de gomme rather than a sugar cube.

By Melliot The CS Long Beach Ambassador

Added on the : 08/11/2012

I've provided my background and experience at the end of this review, so you might weigh my comments to others on the site.

I really wish I could've given this 3.5 stars, but alas....I'd rather rate under than over. MOST IMPORTANTLY: This Is Not Your Standard Absinthe By Any Means! Extremely Musky, to the point of smelling like a musk sample from the Nuz du Vin sommelier training kits! Having said that, it's uniqueness allows for some GRAND creativity with food pairing and provides an excellent departure if you need a break from Anise and Fennel doing all the work for an absinthe. It's an absinthe that doesn't taste or smell like an absinthe, buy hey let's do it by the breakdown-

Eyes: You instantly notice the orangish hue, which I believe comes from barrel aging the bottle (though I forget if this is the case). The louche is thin and slightly disappointing given the other unique characteristics of this bottle, you'd hope for more despite the minimal anise and fennel use preventing that.

Nose: Your Grandfather's Cologne. Musk. Sweaty Horse covered in sugar. It sounds terrible. It's fantastic and amazing, but again, completely un-absinthe like

Mouth-feel: Medium-creamy, slight oil-like residue sensation on the finish., yet pleasant.

Palette: Sweet Earthy Musk with a hint of fennel and anise. It's ridiculously wild, and requires a SLIGHT sugar addition (Czech style / caramelized sugar is best).

Overall : WOW. I gave it 3 stars because it's not the greatest example of absinthe in any style, yet it is a wonderful experience.....in the right conditions. For an absinthe dinner, I took the wild and out of control musk sensation in this bottle and played it as a strength, pairing it with a handmade vegan pumpkin pie ice-cream from a place in Long Beach, California called Paradis. Apparently, they have 1 other shop and it's somewhere in Europe. If you can find them, ask the owners to make you a batch (they take requests), and bring along a bottle of Libertine. It's a mind blowing 5 star pairing, but the bottle on it's own? Its not an absinthe I'd care to drink without a unique setting and stellar food pairing. On it's own, it certainly doesn't stand up, despite the distiller's best intentions.

2006 - Tasted my 1st Absinthe (All European)
2007 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2008 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2009 - Tasted 2 Absinthes new to me (US Only)
2010 - Tasted 5 Absinthes new to me (4 Euro, 1US)
2011 - Tasted 12 Absinthes new to me (All European)
I'm also a level-1 graduate from the Mastercourt of Sommeliers, worked in the wine industry from 2001-2008, and run an independent cellar-stocking business, where my palette is trusted by high-end clients to purchase wines matching their tastes and expectations of quality. Additionally, since 2010 I've hosted a semi-annual Absinthe Dinner for party sizes of 35-70 guests. Each course is paired with a dish developed uniquely to match the absinthe ordered for the event. Each event usually fills up more quickly with reservations than the previous one, due to the patrons enjoying the pairings and bottle choices to such a significant degree.

By Definitely for the effect, and not for taste.

Added on the : 01/04/2012

Anybody who likes quality absinthe, would have to agree that this stuff is nearly undrinkable. No flavor to savor, except for the sugar you add to help mask the bitterness of this 'spirit.' Not the worst, but far from a desirable absinthe.

By timh651

Added on the : 26/02/2012

This is a good absithe. It has a very opaque louche and fine highlights of anise and wormwood.

By Paolo Piaser

Added on the : 06/12/2011

I'm not an expert, but I can say that this absinthe surprised me.
The louche was really powerfull, it was an impenetrable fog! It made me think about a strong and persistent absinth, aggressive, hot.
Indeed it was mild, bitter but not that much ( and I put 1/4 of a piece of sugar, usually ), gentle, with a retrotaste of liquirice and melissa, while wormwood and anise filled all the mouth... incredible surprise. It captured my attention!

Maybe it could be too much that liquirice taste, but only if you take 3 or 4 glass every day for a period.

I reccomend this absinthe for everyone, because of the Q/P and because this can surprise connoisseurs and please beginners. Libertine has personality ;)

By Matty

Added on the : 16/09/2011

Not a expert (Ive tried 11 absinthes), and found this one to be particularly tasty, with wonderful wormwood effect.

If your a fan of the more bitter side of this beverage and a strong albeit balanced wormwood taste then the 68 comes highly recommended. Great price, pretty louche and refreshing to the end.

By stevielee

Added on the : 16/08/2011

This ones an Amer -- so of course you'd expect it to be somewhat "bitter" - with higher levels of up-front, highly prominent wormwood on the palate. But from my last purchase of this Paul Devoille staple Absinthe, Mr. Devoille & Co. seems to have added a little "extra", over-charged bitter & biting wormwood, that now really requires at least a little sugared relief (something I rarely ever add to my usual, favorite Absinthes). This ones also not as complex and elegant as past Amer Libertines that I've had the pleasure of consuming and enjoying for many years now. All of the traditional Libertine flavors and tasting notes are still somewhat present, but in these newer Libertine Amer formulations, it now seem to be partially enshrouded in a much cruder and more stringently vegetal wormwood wrapper that bites back hard and fast when preparing it at my traditional 3-1 water dilution ratio. Adding a half-cube of sugar tames the bitter bite of it ever so slightly, but then unfortunately adds a rather unpleasant sweet-to-bitter imbalance that past Libertines never seemed to exhibited - even without the added sweetening. I still like it on whole as a niche Absinthe option, but my old Libertine
Amer "thrill" is gone...

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