Arquebuse de l’Hermitage

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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of France France

Made by macerating and then distilling 33 plants, Arquebuse de l’Hermitage was formulated in 1857 by Brother Emmanuel, a herbalist of the Marist Brothers from the Hermitage Monastery, in Saint Genis Laval, France.

According to legend, Arquebuse de l’Hermitage was used to treat those wounded by harquebus (blunderbuss) shots leading to the name this clear, sugar-free spirit is known by today.

It is best served chilled on the rocks or in a cocktail, or with lemon juice and/or lemonade, or long over ice with freshly pressed pineapple juice. It is also served hot grog and used in cooking recipes.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 01/11/2016


Crystal clear.


Pungent génépi, eucalyptus, spruce needles, cut grass, herbs and delicate spice.


Dry and herbal with peppery spirituous spice. Strongly génépi and herbal influences with grass, eucalyptus, rooty bitterness, mint and spruce needles.


Mint, grass, eucalyptus, pine and cracked black pepper spice.


Dry, herbal and incredibly complex. Reminiscent of Green Chartreuse without added sugar.

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Barcode UPC: 3 173862 120012
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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