Fine and Powerful at the same time, this absinthe is a ideal companion to discover absinthe. Read the whole description
- The label of Libertine 72 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 72 participated in the 2007 Absinthiades ; it was awarded 6th 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 72 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 DracojacoAdded on the : 26/04/2017
This absinthe is very flavorful and a very good deal for the money. This is one of the first bottles of absinthe I ever purchased, and I am looking forward to buying it again in the future, I just have to finish what I have first.
By Gl0ww0rmAdded on the : 14/03/2017
Unhappy choice, worse tasting Absynth I've ever tried. Not smooth at all, would highly recommend looking around at other brands.
By DirtchurnerAdded on the : 09/11/2016
Fragrant scents and equal herbal flavors throughout its taste. Atypical of an Absinthe to enjoy with chilled water and cubed sugar.
By FabAdded on the : 29/10/2016
One of the best absinthes in my opinion, strong and very classic
By CutezombiedollAdded on the : 08/06/2016
This was the absinthe recommended to me based on my taste preferences. Taken with two sugars.
Appearance pre-louche - very pale green, much paler than I was expecting.
Louche - Thick and milky, with a very pale green color. It louches pretty easily and quickly compared to other absinthes I've tried.
Smell - Anise, but that seems to be overpowered by alcohol. I don't notice any other herbal notes.
Taste - Well, the anise is definitely there. However I'm not tasting any other herbs commonly associated with absinthe. I don't know if that's because the alcohol content is so high, or if there just weren't a lot of other herbs used in the recipe. This is one of maybe two absinthes I've drunk where you can taste the alcohol; most absinthes I've had hide their strength very well.
I'm not terribly blown away by this tbh. It's not awful by any measure, and considering that I didn't pay an arm and a leg for it I can't say I feel I didn't get my money's worth. This absinthe might be better for say a Death in the Afternoon, where you really want an absinthe with a pronounced anise flavor, rather than as an absinthe to sit around and drink. I wouldn't recommend this as someone's first absinthe. But let's see. Maybe by the time I finish the bottle it'll grow on me.
By m2racingAdded on the : 26/01/2015
Nice louche. Balanced flavor. Thoroughly enjoyed this. I would buy this again!
By elemileAdded on the : 30/11/2014
Color: not bad; just a little greener/paler than a proper peridot.
Louche: fast and thick (thanks to star anise for that, I guess).
Smell: weak and weird, just weird.
Taste: bad, to be honest, like a mix of "anise" flavored candy and recently mowed grass (lots of grass). No detectable wormwood at all. Adding sugar only strengthens the cheap candy remembrance.
Finish: lasting (but fortunately flavorless) numbing of the tongue with some dusty quality.
CONCLUSION: I was tempted to try this one because of its lower price and to have an idea of how badiane-based absinthes do; certainly not the best inversion I've ever made but lessons were learned.
By HaymarketAdded on the : 04/07/2013
Nice louche, nice mouth feel but not as good as the Lemercier.
By Uncle AlAdded on the : 03/07/2013
Quite herbaceous, with a nice high-proof bite. I would not foul it with sugar -- just ice-cold distilled water.
By SethPAdded on the : 30/03/2013
This has more or less become my standard absinthe. It's definitely (!) worth its price as one of the cheaper brands of properly distilled and no bogus absinthes. Libertine 72 also goes really well diluted so that's also an argument for its value...