Willy Bovet, Switzerland

Willy Bovet is a former watchmaker from the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe. His distillery is in Môtiers, home to many distilleries before the absinthe prohibition in 1910.

Back before absinthe was legal, the (alleged) clandestine distiller Robert Bobillier, born 1911, wanted to pass on his knowledge to someone younger. Seeing Willy Bovet as his successor, he gave him his absinthe recipe and showed him how to make absinthe. Bovet then became a clandestine distiller himself. Once absinthe was legalised again, he was proud to find out nobody had suspected him!

Each step in the production of his absinthes is based upon old techniques and traditional procedures. This starts with the selection of herbs, followed by the drying and distillation. The distillation takes place using an alembic made by the late Roland Thonney, former maker of stills for clandestine distillers.

Willy Bovet uses 10 different aromatic plants for the production of his absinthes. Among these plants are grand wormwood, lemon balm, hyssop and peppermint. He even grows some of the plants in his own garden or buys them from local farmers.
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet - Le Chat - 1L

Switzerland / 54%
(9 Reviews)

Very mellow, this absinthe is nicely balanced. Worthy of the best “Bleues”.

La Valote Bovet is very mellow and nicely balanced. A high quality absinthe worthy of the best “Bleues”. It is distilled by a man concerned about perpetuating the Green Fairy's myth, and who wants to guarantee a traditionally produce ...

 $74.50/Liter  $74.50
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Absinthe Emeraude - 50cl

Switzerland / 77%
(5 Reviews)

A real jewel – the strongest green absinthe made by Willy Bovet in Switzerland.

The name Emeraude means emerald, which is the color of this absinthe from Willy Bovet.Emeraude comes in a matt-black bottle with an especially noticeable detail: the green cat eyes that look directly at the viewer. On the ba ...

 $121/Liter  $60.50
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Absinthe Septante 7 - 10cl

Switzerland / 77%
(10 Reviews)

Absinthe Septante 7 - a masterpiece from Willy Bovet.

This absinthe is also available in 75cl. Click here to read the complete product description ...

 $250/Liter  $25
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet - Le Chat - 10cl

Switzerland / 54%
(9 Reviews)

Very mellow, this absinthe is nicely balanced. Worthy of the best “Bleues”.

La Valote Bovet is very mellow and nicely balanced. A high quality absinthe worthy of the best “Bleues”. It is distilled by a man concerned about perpetuating the Green Fairy's myth, and who wants to guarantee a traditionally produce ...

 $210/Liter  $21
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Made in the spirit of the 1900s.

Nostalgie Paris 1900 is an interestingly different absinthe from one of the Val-de-Travers' most respected distillers, Willy Bovet. Distilled in very small quantities, and limited to 500 bottles total. The still is only large enough to ...

 $124/Liter  $93
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet Tradition - 1L

Switzerland / 65%
(2 Reviews)

A classic Swiss Bleue made by the talented and experienced distiller Willy Bovet...

A delicious, quite untypical Swiss Bleue. Willy Bovet takes great care when distilling his absinthe, and strives to come up with creations that are different to the typical Swiss-style Bleues. With herbs carefully selected in the Val-de-Travers region, the aromatic profile o ...

 $78/Liter  $78
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Absinthe Nostalgie Paris - this absinthe is aged in oak barrels for 2 months.

This absinthe is also available in 75cl. Click here to read the complete product description.

 $235/Liter  $23.50
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet Tradition - 50cl

Switzerland / 65%
(2 Reviews)

A classic Bleue distilled in Switzerland by Willy Bovet.

This absinthe is also available in 10cl and 1L. Click here to read the complete product description.

 $94/Liter  $47
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet Tradition - 10cl

Switzerland / 65%
(2 Reviews)

A classic Swiss Bleue made by Willy Bovet.

This absinthe is also available in 50cl and 1L. Click here to read the complete product description.

 $235/Liter  $23.50
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Absinthe La Valote Bovet - Le Chat - 50cl

Switzerland / 54%
(9 Reviews)

Very mellow, this absinthe is nicely balanced. Worthy of the best “Bleues”.

La Valote Bovet is very mellow and nicely balanced. A high quality absinthe worthy of the best “Bleues”. It is distilled by a man concerned about perpetuating the Green Fairy's myth, and who wants to guarantee a traditionally produce ...

 $87/Liter  $43.50
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AbsinthExplore Le Chat - 50ml

Switzerland / 54%
(9 Reviews)

A mellow clear absinthe from the Val-de-Travers.

The Swiss Absinthe Le Chat is produced by Willy Bovet in Môtiers. A classic among the Swiss clear absinthes!This absinthe is also available in a 1L bottle.

 $120/Liter  $6
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Absinthe Septante 7 - 75cl

Switzerland / 77%
(10 Reviews)

Simply the strongest Swiss absinthe.

The Septante 7 is simply the strongest Swiss absinthe. With the Septante 7, Willy Bovet shows once again his savoir-faire. Thanks to his strong desire of perpetuating the Fee Verte myth and guaranteeing the authentic and traditi ...

 $107.50/Liter  $80.50
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Absinthe Zâca – Willy Bovet - 50cl

Switzerland / 65%
(2 Reviews)

Absinthe Zâca – a Blanche from Willy Bovet with an outstanding voodoo design.

He sits in a small hut in the forest near Môtiers, stares at you and tells you the future (if you like) – this is the voodoo talisman Zâca. Absinthe Zaca was produced for the 2015 “Art en plein air” ...

 $131/Liter  $65.50
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