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This vivid purple liqueur is based on armagnac and other brandies and is flavoured with an infusion of violets and vanilla. It is mad by Benoit Serres, a family concern in Villefrance-de-Lauragais, southeast of Toulouse in the south of France according to a recipe created in the 1950s.
Clear (although sediment visible in bottle of bottle), vibrant violet with turquoise blue highlights - reminiscent of mentholated spirits.
Perfumed floral violet blossom with white cacao and the merest whiff of carbolic soap notes.
Fabulous, clean, intensely Parma Violet flavoured palate with a slight chocolaty soapy note.
Lingering Parma Violet with slight peppery citrus acidity helping to balance syrupiness.
Not generally accessible
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Two German bartenders, Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck, are the driving force behind the Bitter Truth brand. Their crème de violette is made using wild violet blossoms from the Alps, which are macerated in grain neutral spirit.
Crème Yvette or Creme d'Yvette was first produced circa 1890 by the Sheffield Company of Connecticut, USA. In 1900, the liqueur was purchased and subsequently made by Charles Jacquin et Cie of Philadelphia who widened the brands distribution beyond the USA.