Enigma Verte Absinthe
Enigma Verte Absinthe
Enigma Verte (Aged in Oak Barrels) is made using wine alcohol and stored in
oak barrels. Enigma Verte is bottled at 72°, in order to hold its natural
green color and present its aromas to the fullest. For the storage in barrels,
the Devoille distillery chose Tronçais oak barrels from the Allier Département
(region) of France. In these 300 litre barrels, the absinthe ages for a very
specific period of time. The exact ageing period is a closely guarded secret and
is the result of many tests aiming at finding the optimal storing time. The
Tronçais barrels, usually used to store Cognac or Bordeaux wines, give this
absinthe a particular finish. Through ageing in oak barrels, aromas of vanilla
and caramel develop. In terms of taste, wormwood and anise are in the
foreground. The herbal notes are lighter and more harmonious than in the Enigma
Verte. Distillery : Paul Devoille
Our Price: $73.00
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Absinthe: Absinthe first gained its notoriety in the
latter part of the nineteenth century, when it became the drink of choice among
bohemian intellectuals, writers, poets and artists in France and across Europe.
Soon, the emerald green liquor was consumed by people from all walks of life.
While the lower classes celebrated l'heure verte (the green hour) in Parisian
bars and cafes. In a newspaper ad of 1769 the two Henriod sisters from
Neuchatel, Switzerland, advertised their remedy "Bon Extrait d'Absinthe" which
consisted of alcohol, wormwood, aniseed, lemon balm and other herbs. This
formula was later distributed by a certain Dr. Ordinaire – and the success story
of the "Green Fairy" was born. Around the year 1800 the formula was sold to Mr.
H. L. Pernod of Pontarlier, France, where a minor production line was started
and helped Pernod to gain a fame that lasted until our present time.
Absinthe distillation at Paul Devoile :
The distillery was founded by Xavier Devoille in 1859. 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.
The distillery has its own technique of distilling each plant separately,
blending the resulting full alcohol distillates and then finishing with an
'esprit vert' ('green spirit' - a natural maceration of additional plants in
grape spirits, including veronica, a.k.a.'speedwell' - adding tea-like aromas)
which is mixed in during the final coloring stage of production. Paul Devoille
was a very important person in Fougerolles, he held the position of the mayor
for many years. In 1986, 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.
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Adding to the Absinthe experience is the ritual of the “pour”. Our
specially made slatted, brass spoons are creative visual treasures
themselves and make it easy to ensure a truly unique encounter with the