Devoille - Génépi Liqueur 40% - 50cl
This genepi liqueur is made by the Devoille distillery in Fougerolles, a distillery with a rich heritage and profound knowledge of liqueur-making going back around 150 years.
The main botanical ingredient is genepi, also written genepy, a native alpine plant, that mainly grows on rocky outcrops and in difficult mountainous terrain. Genepi has been used by traditional healers since ancient times.
The sprig of genepi in the bottle gives the liqueur an extra aromatic note and light bitterness.
Devoille's genepi won the silver medal at the international Eau de Vie and Liqueur competition in Metz, 2016. (Sigille d'Argent 2016 au Concours International des Eaux de Vie et Liqueurs de Metz).
Devoille agreed to put their genepi in these attractive pharmacy style bottles especially for Absinthes.com
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Paul Devoille, France
1859: 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.
1986: 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.
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