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#1 Heure Verte

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:27 AM

Hi guys,

I'm very happy to announce the avaiability (end the return, finally !) of my beloved Belle Amie absinthe.
We worked on this absinthe for 2 years now at Emile Pernot's distillery and after several distiller's proof, we finally achieved our goal : craft the best Belle Amie we can. Done :)
Belle Amie is produced in very small batches (100 liters) several times a year. It has been aged for some months before release.
The result : very floral, very herbal, smooth, the special taste of Belle Amie... and a beautiful louche (you can see it on the video).
Only avaiable at Vert d'Absinthe's shop.
I hope this absinthe will please it's consumers ;)

Some pics for you to see its colour ;) :
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And I shoot the louche on this vid : http://www.youtube.c...nel_video_title

Edited by Heure Verte, 27 May 2011 - 04:37 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hooray!

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#3 Absomphe

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:43 AM

Beautiful green and a lovely louche, indeed! :thumbup:

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#4 Brian Robinson

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:45 AM

Looks gorgeous. Can you give us an idea of any differences in flavor from the first batch?
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:52 AM

And the second batch?

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#6 Heure Verte

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:02 AM

It could be a mix between the two, with news flavors. People who tasted the previous versions will find some memories but will have surprises too. I guess it's more herbal and floral than anisy. The purpose was to give the best interpretation of the recipe, capture some hints from the previous versions and make a very special absinthe, not re-make exactly Belle Amie 1 or 2.
The 2 first batches could be considered as distiller's proofs ;)

Edited by Heure Verte, 27 May 2011 - 05:06 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:06 AM

Wonderful, I can't wait to get some! Congrats on another fine absinthe!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:40 AM

It looks lovely!

I :heart: floral and herbal. :wub:
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:02 AM

Now I'm really hoping to be sent to Bezeirs, I'll just have to engineer a long layover in Paris.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

:worshippy: Thank you...thank you...thank you! I'm lucky enough to still have two bottles of the 1st batch.
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#11 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

Damn is this one good :)

Belle Amie II was a beauty and well... When I finish the few bottles I have left, I guess it will be gone forever.

This new Belle Amie is a cousin but many things reproached to the early Belle Amies have disappeared : no more "raspy" feeling, not as floral/sweet/candy-like as the early ones.

The new Belle Amie is somewhere between the Perroquet and the old Belle Amie, something very herbal, with a perfect balance, an excellent grand wormwood, and the "Parisienne" floral aspect that I learned to love. Seb and Luc have perfected their technique.

But well, now that I have praised so much the product, I must admit something : I didn't believe in it at all before tasting it. I cannot give the reasons without the express authorization from Luc, but here is the truth of it : instead of buying two bottles of this one, I actually bought another product in which I had much more faith. The day after I had to send a mea culpa : it was a poor choice :)
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:35 AM

Sounds right up my alley.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

I still have a little of Belle Amie I left but have never had II. The first one is one of my favourite modern absinthes though.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:31 AM

had both 1 and 2; still have a bit of the 2 left. Love 'em both.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:57 AM

...beautiful glass in the photos..........

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:50 AM

I have been gone far too long, and awaiting to try a bottle of Belle Amie for far much too long. Can't wait to take a sip.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:57 PM

I was fortunate enough to have a sample of Belle Amie 2, and then recently get a half bottle of Belle Amie 1, and I enjoyed both quite a bit. I'm very much looking forward to trying this third version charmer! :cheers:

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:23 PM

The first run was good, but I really liked the second one. The two runs were so different I'd never have guessed they shared the same name if the label hadn't told me so. I'm a little sad to hear that the new run will be yet another change for Belle Amie as I really liked the second run, but hopefully it's for the best.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:58 AM

Beautiful design! I love vintage looking labels. And gorgeous pictures too!
I hope I can give it a try soon...
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#20 z-a-a

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Huzzah!

Since it is gracing most of the lists on the Top 10 thread, I'm very much anticipating this, even if it doesn't share all the exact same characteristics of the first two batches.

Many thanks!
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

Oooh, I just had a small order or domestic absinthe come in recently, but this has me really tempted. I never got a chance to try the first run, but still have a bit of BA 2. I really didn't care for it when I first got it, it had a heavy (to me) musty aroma that I just couldn't get past. After being open for probably more than a year now, and a bit more experience tasting different absinthes, BA 2 has gone near the top of my list. Beautifully floral and perfume-y. I can still pick out the musty aroma but it has really mellowed and now just adds another layer of complexity.


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