AbsinthExplore Esmeralda - 50ml

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Rated 4/5 based on 9 customer reviews
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Esmeralda is one of the very few green absinthes that come from Switzerland. It is produced by Philippe Martin in the famous Maison des Chats (the cat house) in Boveresse.

This complexe Verte is also available in a 70cl bottle.
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    150,00 g
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    72% vol
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  • Description :
    Bitter Spirit
  • Responsible Food Company :
    RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
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    Mix with water before drinking.
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La Valote Martin, Switzerland

The distillery of Philippe Martin is situated in Boveresse, in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe and today home to some of the finest absinthe distilleries.

Philippe Martin distills his absinthes in an old house known to locals as La Maison des Chats, a centuries-old building decorated with stone sculptures of cats. Right opposite is the distillery's own garden, where most of the herbs used for Philippe’s absinthe is cultivated.

Philippe took over the distillery from his father Francis Martin in 2014, who distilled for 33 years during the time of the absinthe ban in Switzerland. When absinthe was re-legalized in 2005, Francis received a licence to produce absinthe legally.

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9 review(s)      |      Average score :


Added on the : 24/12/2019 English

This is a very interesting and high-quality Verte. Don’t be afraid to add water, it can handle it. Higher ratios like 4:1 unlock its floral and more delicate notes. It has a very nice building, layered finish.

By 4 PM

Added on the : 15/10/2017 English

There are a lot of things to like about the Esmeralda: it is floral, refreshing, well balanced and pleasantly bitter.
In short it is what you expeckt but nothing more.
Having said that; I will probobly be making a few; Chrysanthemums and 4th degrees

By J

Added on the : 05/04/2017 English

Really nice Swiss verte. Even though at 72% - you would barely know as is very easy-going when prepared.

By Great Stuff

Added on the : 08/04/2016 English

As the first reviewer, I will do my best to give justice. This absinthe is actually pretty good, but don't expect much from it like a Jade or Emile Pernot. This is your Ordinare in fashion with several nice flavors working together. Nothing too complex but very refreshing. This is for beginners, and to be used as a line and sinker to get someone not of the know interested. On the contrary, it can be enjoyed by the seasoned veteran as well but it will not be his prime choice. There is not much character here and some people don't want that anyway. So for what it is this is a nice selection off the shelf. The only thing that deters me from further purchase is the price, which matches some of the finest in the business. In my opinion, this is a $55 bottle easily, but struggles to be worth its current purchase price.

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