Absinthe Un Peureux 48% - 50cl
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Un Peureux has been made by the Grande Distilleries Peureux on the occasion of their 150th company anniversary, and is based on a recipe from 1864, the recipe the distillery was using before the absinthe ban came into effect in the 20th century.
In the recipe are the usual absinthe herbs such as wormwood, fennel, anise, lemon balm, and hyssop, and also star anise. Due to the star anise, the louche is very fast to form.
The attractive packaging and classic label make this ideal as a gift.
Colour: Golden green, natural.
Aroma: Peureux smells sweet and floral. One detects fennel and lemon balm.
Louche: The louche starts to form with the first drop of water that falls in the glass, and is very quickly opaque. However much water is put into the glass, this absinthe remains thick and cloudy, with a light yellow tone.
Flavour: Very sweet and lightly but pleasantly spicy. Womrwood is there in the background.
Finish: Lightly bitter, which is balanced out from the natural sweetness of the anise. The taste is not cloying, inviting you to drink more.
Conclusion: The strong and fast louche effect suggest that Peureux contains star anise. Not a bad thing in itself, but a larger amount of green anise would be better. Green anise tends to be softer and complement the other herbs in the absinthe, rather than dominating. In any case, this is a perfectly decent absinthe, and a good one for someone discovering absinthe for the first time.
- Product Type:WM: Absinthe
- Description:WM: Spirit
- Distillery or Brand : Lemercier
- Product Type: Absinthe
- Description: Spirit
- Country of Origin: France
- Responsible Food Company: Peureux, 43 Avenue Claude Peureux, 70220 Fougerolles, FR
- Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
Weight: 0.96 kg
Dimensional Weight: 0.95 kg
1811, The Lemercier family used to run a farm and distill Kirsch and Plum Brandy for mostly their own use, but for other people from around Fougerolles as well. After noticing the rising demand for their spirits, the family decided to found their own distillery in 1811. Nicolas started distilling absinthe around the same time, however, he had to stop during 1915 due to the worldwide ban of absinthe.
1991, After finishing his business studies, Alain Aureggio, Desle'S grand-grandson, decided to take up the family business.
Lemercier's absinthes and liquors :
Their probably most popular absinthe is the Absinthe Abisinthe - available in a 72°, 72° Amer and a 45° version. These are classed as the ideal absinthe for people discovering this drink. Some more absinthes in the Lemercier product range are the Absinthe Coeur d'Absinthe double and triple distillation - two significant blanches! Furthermore, Lemercier distills several eau-de-vies and the Green Demon Absinthe.