The Akveld's Artisanale Blanche absinthe is the little sister of the Helfrich Blanche absinthe, the first Dutch absinthe.
When Mr. S. Helfrich announced he was stopping distilling his Blanche and Verte at the end of 2009, the news came as a big hammer stroke for most of the absinthe lovers. That's why Ton Akveld decided to take up the torch and bring back those absinthes to life, using the same recipe. Now Ton has passed the recipe and his distillery on to his follower Sjaak, who will continue to distill the Akveld's absinthes according to Serge Helfrich's original recipe.
This Blanche has a rather high alcohol content
, which is balanced out by the liquorice taste of anise, and the sweet taste of fennel
. Its louche is bright, opaque and forms quickly.
Both Akveld absinthes are traditionally distilled using entirely natural ingredients including various herbs, such as grand wormwood, green anise, fennel, angelica, coriander, mint and melissa.
A smooth and unique absinthe. A lovely discovery.
- First, savour Akveld's Artisanale Blanche
without any sugar. Then according to your taste, add some eventually.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.