Absinthe Moulin Vert
Absinthe is a strong alcoholic liquor of typically 68% alcohol by volume / 136 US proof. The name "Absinthe" derives from "artemisia absinthium", the Latin name of wormwood and the spirit´s main ingredient. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as the "Green Fairy" ("la Fée Verte").
Moulin Vert is Premium French Absinthe with wine alcohol at its base. It is a 100% natural product, meaning that no artificial additives are used, neither for the distillation nor for the coloring process. The alcohol level is set at classic 68% to set free and preserve the natural green color of the used coloring herbs including hyssop and artemisia pontica. The result is a unique, vintage looking green appearance. If you instantly want to buy a bottle of Moulin Vert, just visit the ALANDIA Absinthe store. They ship worldwide:
How does Moulin Vert Absinthe taste like?
Moulin Vert´s taste is intense and substantially herbal, with notes of dark chocolate and Cognac. The latter is a result of the wine alcohol base used for distillation. We recommend to serve Absinthe Moulin Vert with two parts cold water and two sugar cubes. The sweet tones of the sugar underline the herbal composition and set free a firework of taste. As Moulin Vert is a distilled spirit, you will not detect any bitterness at all. Moreover, your tongue will be tempted by the Cognac and dark chocolate notes. In the glass Moulin Vert has a natural deep-green color. As soon as ice cold water is added it will change to an opalescent greenish-white color. Here is the detailed review:
Unlouched, dark-green. Vintage looking level of color.
Louched, nice greenish-white color. Overall very thick and cloudy.
Herbal notes of wormwood are first, followed by some sligthly sweet tones. Anise and fennel build a nice surrounding, in the background Cognac and chocolate notes are present.
Dense flavor, overall a majestic herbal presence.
Moulin Vert is a complex Absinthe which will surprise you in terms of taste and effect. It is an Absinthe to be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere with good music in the background.
Moulin Vert Absinthe
The essential herbal ingredient
Where is Moulin Vert distilled?
Moulin Vert is distilled at the Devoille distillery in Fougerolles, France. The distillery was founded by Xavier Devoille in 1859. His son, Paul Devoille, was very ambitious to grow the business. He was a very important person in Fougerolles, as he held the position of the major for many years. During the time of the Belle Epoque Devoille produced various liqueurs and spirits. Absinthe was one of the products they sold. Now, more than 150 years later, these old recipes are used again for Absinthe distillation. Although the equipment of the distillery is quite modern and up to date nowadays, the ways of making the products are still very traditional. The wormwood is for example cultivated in the fields around Fougerolles and the harvesting is done by hand. The big bundles of wormwood are then dried and stored in a spacious attic of the main building of the distillery. Below you see a picture of this main building:
Where can I buy Absinthe Moulin Vert online?
Moulin Vert is sold by the Absinthe online store ALANDIA. ALANDIA was founded in 2001, soon after legalization of Absinthe in the European Union. Since 2001 they are serving the Absinthe community. Worldwide shipping is offered including the USA. You can also find Moulin Vert in selected offline stores, for example Le Chat Fou in Lyon or Vert d´Absinthe in Paris.
On the right side you can watch a video of the classic French Absinthe Ritual:
Absinthe Moulin Vert Reviews:
„This is a fascinating Absinthe. I like the dense aroma of wormwood and the notes of cognac. Sipping a glass takes me on a fantastic journey..."
Xavier from Germany
„My third absinthe. Liked it very much and will buy it again. It has no alcoholic sharpness. The licorice flavor is balanced by perfumated notes of wormwood. Prepared it with 3 parts of water and 2 cubes of sugar.“
Steff from USA
„I'd definitely recommend this! Very fine taste and great louche. I also like the natural looking color of this absinthe.“
Michael from USA