Absinthe Brevans is named for Jacques de Brevans, author of the French liquor-maker’s manual, “La Fabrication des Liqueurs.” It is based on a recipe in this book dating from 1897. The base alcohol is a balanced mixture of wine alcohol and marc, and the herbs used are sourced from the same region as those used by the most famous historical absinthe distillers, utilizing both Pontarlier and Swiss wormwood. Absinthe Brevans is colored naturally, and only with additional plants. The result is a highly complex, authentically reproduced absinthe, worthy of the best makers of the past. The H.R. Giger painting on this label, “Brain Salad Surgery II,” was made famous in the 1970’s as the cover art for the rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s album of the same name. The original painting was stolen from an art show in Prague in 2005, and a reward has been offered by Giger himself for its return.
A very vibrant clear green color. Wonderful nose with a nice complex and tempting aroma. The wine alcohol base is notable and also a good portion of wormwood, green anise and fennel. Slight hints of coriander and a faint minty touch is also present. The addition of water enhances the overall aroma, releases more of the herbal complexity and produces a luxurious light green cloudiness. The mouth-feel is full, slightly dry but fresh, creamy and long. A true connoisseurs' Absinthe, among the finest made in modern times.