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Un Emile Gentiane Un Emile Gentiane

Un Emile Gentiane

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Size
0.7 liter
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A couple of very interesting variations on the Un Emile recipe came out during the early 2000's. The Gentian version is simply a Gentian distillate added to the regular Un Emile 68. Definitely a new twist to absinthe and bitters.

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Un Emile Gentiane 2011-12-07 16:45:19 Markus Hartsmar
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3.0
Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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I had never tasted any form of Gentiane liqueur before this, all I knew was that gentiane root is very bitter. Thanks to Peter Schaf at Liqueurs de France I got to sample the Un Emile Gentiane just recently. I didn't quite know what to expect since I figured it would probably be very bitter.

Upon smelling it out of the glass, it certainly smelled bitter, but after a short while the fresh scent of mint appeared and sort of smoothened the bitterness. I tried it neat and it was ofcourse quite bitter and a bit dry, but it was still quite palateable and I did enjoy it.

Upon adding iced water to it, it produced a light louche, characteristic to the Un Emiles, and the character of the drink changed a bit. The freshness of the mint seemed to overpower the bitterness from the gentiane and they made a perfect match. I didn't quite know what to think of it all at first, but while sitting there, talking and slowly sipping the Un Emile Gentiane, it sort of grew on me and I can honestly say that I really like it.

If you're not too much of a sweet-tooth I sincerely recommend you to get this one. A strange, but excellent blend of herbs, quite the bitter gentiane but the wonderful fresh mintyness.
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