Set Gustave & 2 glasses & 2 spoons & sugar

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With this set you get a bottle of Gustave, 2 Pontarlier Absinthe Glasses, 2 Croix II Spoons, and sugar.   Read the whole description

  • 1 Absinthe Gustave
  • 2 Pontarlier Glasses high quality
  • 2 Croix II Spoons
  • Sugar
  • Distillery
  • Country of Origin

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An ideal gift for someone with refined taste. This elegant gift set including Gustave includes everything you need for the Absinthe ritual.

The bottle, the spoons and the sugar are delivered in a nice beige gift box.

Description of the products

Absinthe Gustave harks back to absinthe's origins as a herbal elixir.

Resurrected from a late 18th century recipe, from around the time that absinthe was first commercialised and transformed from folk remedy to a beverage consumed for pleasure.

The recipe comes from our private archive. Naturally, the precise herb bill rests a secret, however it's difficult to resist sharing a few details with you:

- The recipe includes a generous quantity of wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), more than in the majority of modern absinthe.

- The other two essential absinthe ingredients are there too: fennel, and anise, contributing sweetness and roundness. The quality of these is essential for a successful absinthe.

- Many of the botanicals are somewhat unusual in modern absinthe: this includes calamus root, or sweet flag, which has been used throughout history in herbal medicine in cultures across the world. Calamus is even mentioned in the book of Exodus as an ingredient in holy anointing oil.

- Gustave is by no means a 'standard' modern absinthe. The sheer amount of botanicals used per litre of spirit make for an intense and concentrated flavour. Distinctive.

The result is herbal, earthy, and spicy; complex, yet smooth. Most importantly, Gustave pulls off this complexity without being overwhelming. It is an exceedingly enjoyable drink.


Natural colouring and ageing

The coloration is 100% natural, using four different herbs to give Gustave a green colour, from the chlorophyll found naturally in leaves. This bright green fades to what the French call a 'feuille morte' colour. That is, the colour of ‘dead leaves’, of toffee mixed with a vegetal green hue.

After colouring, we let Gustave rest for a minimum of three to six months before bottling. This is in line with what our absinthe-making forefathers were doing over a century ago, and is a step sadly missed by many modern absinthe makers. We believe in this case that the distillers of yore knew best: this prolonged aging period is indispensable, and lets the fresher, more harsh herbal notes from the colouring step mellow and merge with the other ingredients, giving a sublime smoothness to the final absinthe.

Gustave is bottled at 72% alcohol by volume, in line with the very finest vintage absinthe.


How to enjoy Gustave

Absinthe should always be mixed with water before drinking, to release the full bouquet of aromatic notes held within.

Pour a measure of Gustave (30ml or 1 fluid ounce) into an absinthe glass and add three to five parts chilled water, dripping slowly. If desired, to sweeten the absinthe, drip the water over a sugar cube placed on a slotted absinthe spoon.
This absinthe glass is a new edition of the most classic glasses of the XIXth century. It is entirely made with mouth blown glass. It is also well-known through the paintings of Charles Maire, a famous artist of the Belle Epoque.

Entirely handmade, it is a very elegant classic glass.
This spoon is inspired by an ancient ''Croix'' model from the Belle Époque. It is decorated with 8 crosses and 18 stretched holes. This spoon is the perfect choice for the traditional absinthe ritual. This spoon fits perfectly in one of our hardcover spoon boxes, available in black and green.


  • Handle : Round with a curved fold.
  • Head : A curvy shape, with a very thin fold by way of vein. The sides are folded up straight.
Sugar isn't always the same - some sugar cubes you can buy at your local super market may have been pressed together too tightly, and won't easily dissolve when you drip water over them.

This is why these sugar cubes are ideal for the French ritual - especially made for the preparation of absinthe, they start to dissolve immediately when water is dripped over them.

This set includes 17 packs with 2 sugar cubes contained in each of them, this should enable you to have the sugar last for a whole bottle of absinthe.

Paul Devoille, France

1859:

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.

1986:

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.

Other products of : Paul Devoille

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