Absinthe Jade VS 1898 - 70cl

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A replica of the historical C.F. Berger absinthe. For connoisseurs !    Read the whole description

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The Jade V.S. 1898 absinthe, a replica of the historical C.F. Berger, is an absinthe for connoisseurs.

The distillery of C. F. Berger was founded in Couvet, in the canton of Neufchâtel, Switzerland in 1823. The Berger distillery crafted several Swiss style absinthes, the most famous of these being the C. F. Berger 65º absinthe verte, which earned its status as one of the premier absinthes of the 19th century. Unfortunately, the C. F. Berger distillery came to a halt with the Swiss ban of 1910, and the distillery ceased all activities in Switzerland shortly after.

This fine Swiss absinthe was almost lost forever if it had not been for the resurfacing of original, unopened bottles, which Jade Liqueurs was able to secure for preservation. Using proprietary analytical techniques, Jade Liqueurs has resurrected this beautiful liquor from extinction.

It is an accurate recreation of the C. F. Berger absinthe and is identical to the original down to incredibly minute details. It is crafted entirely by hand using select botanicals from the original regions, and is carefully distilled in absinthe sills that were obtained directly from Pernod Fils in the early 20th century.

The Jade VS 1898 absinthe recalls a century-old tradition of fine Swiss style absinthes, and enables connoisseurs to savour a journey into history.

Colour: Light peridot with a touch of yellow, clear and natural.

Louche: Slowly builds with great oils trails and nice layering.

Aroma: Lovely and complex overtone of anise and spices.

Taste: Wonderfully balanced, round and smooth, with just enough spiciness to make it really unique. Again, a top-quality green anise and a great balance that only the finest beverages achieve.

Finish: Confectioner's sugar and liquorice on the finish, nice and lingering, and a bit mouth-numbing. Very fresh.

Discover the Jade VS 1898 gift set here! It's the perfect gift for your friends and family.

Jade Liqueurs & Combier, France

1834 :


Jean-Baptiste Combier, 25, opens the Combier-Destre candy store in Saumur together with his brother Claude. Thanks to an alembic installed in the back shop, he distils some liqueurs to fill his candies and chocolates with.

1848 :


J ean-Baptiste buys more alembics and establishes the Combier distillery on the rue Beaurepaire, where it still is located today. This is the starting point of a booming business, Combier now sells its liqueurs all over the world.

1861 :


Jean-Baptiste Combier's son James, only 19 years old, learns the art of distillation before traveling to England, Algeria, Italy, Greece and Egypt, from where he brings new essences and herbs for Combier Liqueurs.

Absinthe distillation at Combier :


Combier owns its own fields of 2 wormwood cultivars, harvested by hand and traditionally dried in an attic. There are 10 alembics from the 19th century in the distilling room, including 8 from Egrot (the famous maker of Pernod Fils alembics at the time).

Other products of : Combier & Jade Liqueurs

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By Giuseppe

Added on the : 11/07/2017

Il mio assenzio preferito per il colore prima e dopo il louche, il louche , la cremosità il profumo e il sapore!!!!

By giuseppe

Added on the : 30/03/2017

è ormai da anni il mio preferito! Louche non migliore del PF 1901 ma cremosità dopo acqua e gusto perfetti!!!

By MerryDrunk

Added on the : 04/02/2017

This is a really great absinthe. It offers everything you expect. It has a traditional absinthe taste (the licorice taste is just right), and a nice bitter (but not too bitter) finish from the wormwood. I'm really into experimenting and trying all types of alcohols, not just absinthe, and try to give honest opinions. Trust me, if this was a bad drink, I'd tear it to pieces. One side note I feel I must mention: Not sure if it was just me, but despite the alcohol content be on the average side, this one packed a punch! Not sure what other ingredients complete the mixture, but after just a few drinks, this one really dropped me on my a**! (But in a good way!) You've been warned. At first I thought it was a fluke, but it kept happening! There's some power behind this one! So I think this is a great drink for those of us who have been around the block. Might actually remind you of what it was like the first time you had absinthe. I would not recommend this for first timers because of the unexpected (deceptive) strength. ENJOY!

By Northern-Regius

Added on the : 02/03/2015

This classic recipe is what Absinthe drinkers of old enjoyed. The blend of herbs including Anise is off-set by an excellent 65% base. The wormwood while present, is in harmony with the other ingredients- no bitterness here. All the Jades louche fantastically well & this one is no exception. While I am a fan of Strong wormwood blends, this ticks all the boxes of what the classic recipes should be and as well as those priced much higher.

By Cameron

Added on the : 04/10/2013

Wow! the Jade line is perfect.. Ted Breaux is god! If you see his name or the combier distillery attached to a bottle of absinthe, BUY IT! do not think just buy!

By le5lieb

Added on the : 21/08/2013

I am still a novice absintheur so I don't think I am worthy of providing a true review of this absinthe. Suffice it to say that I have sampled several absinthes, and the Jade VS 1898 is up there with my favorites.

By Travis

Added on the : 05/07/2013

One of my 2 favorite absinthes. A fruity sweetness echos it's Swiss heritage and it's rich infusion of oils, typical of all the Jade absinthes, produces a powerful and fragrant louche. I have never been disappointed by a Jade absinthe and this is my personal favorite.

By chris

Added on the : 29/03/2013

By far the best absinthe I have had yet. My first Jade. I am sure to let someone new to absinthe try this only after trying two or 3 other types because it is easy to get spoiled with Combier! Can't wait to order the 4-pack of Jades for my birthday in a couple months!

By Ben

Added on the : 04/04/2012

This absinthe is excellent, bought this one as my favorite, PF 1901 was out of stock (had not tried it before) and I am not disappointed, I louched this one 5:1 with one sugar and found it very smooth and full flavored.

By JohC

Added on the : 18/08/2011

I've drunk quite a bit of VS and it's predecessors over the years and its outstanding characteristic has always been one of variability of quality. The current incarnation isn't one of the finer ones I've had. Colour is better than the previous distillation I drank, which was almost a blanche in appearance, but this time rather than having a delicious perfumed taste and bouquet I pick up on a nagging taste and scent of camphor. Is this something to do with fennel quality? I don't know and it's all the more disappointing that I've got another bottle of it to drink. Should have bought 2 bottles of PF 1901 I guess.

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