Mellow and with a light aniseed flavour, it is a refined absinthe. Very original. Read the whole description
- The label of Libertine 55 bottle was taken from a painting, that we specially ordered from a young of the Vosges. It represents a scene of absinthe being consumed in a café.
- During the Belle Epoque, after Pontarlier, Fougerolles had the highest number of producers of absinthe. Sometimes some of the casks used in Fougerolles were sent to Pontarlier to cover their needs.
- Libertine 55 participated in the 2007 Absinthiades ; it was awarded 7th place.
The Devoille distillery was founded in 1859. It still bears the name of its founder, Paul Devoille, since he largely contributed to its success and the beginning of the century. He is to be thanked for the recipe of Libertine (1894), now preciously kept at the Musée des Eaux de Vie in Lapoutroie, France.
After having belonged to Raymond Gouttefroy (son-in-law of Paul Devoille), the distillery was handed over to René de Miscault in 1985. The latter considerably changed the running of the company and enlarged the range of its products and also opened the Paul Devoille distillery to the public.
Today it is Hugues de Miscault, the son of René de Miscault, who runs this family distillery.
- At first, savour Libertine 55 with half a piece of sugar. Then add more or less according to your taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
By ggAdded on the : 01/04/2017
light flavor. anise is there but not overpowering, a good one for people who aren't very used to it. The louche is exceptional, a couple drops of water and the cloudiness comes. The coloring is amber more than green, but its very drinkable
By ShariAdded on the : 18/10/2013
I quit enjoyed this beverage. It had a mild flavour but, flavour none the less. Very lovely.
By Dan LundAdded on the : 10/09/2012
This has a sharp taste which I like, but at the same time a few suble tastes as an undertone.
It's one of my personal favorites.
By JGAdded on the : 27/02/2012
A good absinthe with a good color and a nice louche.
The initial and after taste are very good bit in the middle there is an almost musty taste for which it loses a star. It is a slightly bitter absinthe and goes well with sugar.
By Yellow FairyAdded on the : 10/08/2010
The best standard absinthe. “Lemercier" and “Coulin" are excellent. However, “Paul Devoille" is best in Fougerolles. "Libertine 55" is not a big bouquet as dream “La Coquette". Bat, it is a corsage that should be loved. I will be able to recommend this absinthe to my customer with the conviction. If when he(her) drinks absinthe for the first time.