Absinthe Libertine 72 - 20cl

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Rated 4/5 based on 52 customer reviews
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Libertine 72 is fine and powerful. Its balance and its various plants make it a ideal companion to discover absinthe.

It is the sister of Libertine 55, with a higher alcohol content, but also, due to its complexity, very different to the first version.
Produced according to a recipe from last century (1894), Libertine 72 is an authentic absinthe.
It is entirely made with plants and seeds. Its colour is 100% natural.
In its composition are included mainly grand wormwood, green anise, star anise, liquorice, fennel, coriander, Melissa, hyssop and veronica.
Libertine 72 has the particularity of having been produced from a distilled blend (each plant macerates and is then distilled individually before blending)

An excellent absinthe for bitterness amateurs!
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Paul Devoille, France


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.


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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By Darling Lynn Coleman

Added on the : 08/08/2018 English

I really loved it. Will be ordering more very soon.

By Vadergirl52

Added on the : 01/03/2018 English

I'm new to the world of absinthe but I must say, either I received a bad batch or this is just not my style. I read other reviews here and am beginning to think that the former might be the case.

The color was nothing that you could even remotely consider green. It is definitely brown. Upon opening it, it smelled "off" to me. I only got a small hint of anise. There was something else, however, that was herbal: the best description I can give.

Upon pouring, the louche was a milky brown: almost like very light coffee. The taste was unlike any absinthe I've ever had. There is a lot going on in it but I'm not sure if I care for it. I taste the herbal aspect, but there's an almost medicine-y finish.

Again, based on the other reviews here, I'm beginning to think I may have received a bad bottle. Also, remember, I've only been drinking absinthe for about a year now, so I'm hardly an expert. Just my honest opinion here.


Added on the : 16/11/2017 English

VERY MUCH ENJOYING IT NOW it is a very joyful absinthe and I 'm going to get more soon

By Shaun

Added on the : 30/07/2017 English

This is my regular go to absinthe. It is very smooth and and is the perfect compliment to a good cigar.

By Dracojaco

Added on the : 26/04/2017 English

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 Gl0ww0rm

Added on the : 14/03/2017 English

Unhappy choice, worse tasting Absynth I've ever tried. Not smooth at all, would highly recommend looking around at other brands.

By Dirtchurner

Added on the : 09/11/2016 English

Fragrant scents and equal herbal flavors throughout its taste. Atypical of an Absinthe to enjoy with chilled water and cubed sugar.

By Fab

Added on the : 29/10/2016 English

One of the best absinthes in my opinion, strong and very classic

By Cutezombiedoll

Added on the : 08/06/2016 English

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 m2racing

Added on the : 26/01/2015 English

Nice louche. Balanced flavor. Thoroughly enjoyed this. I would buy this again!

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