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Category: Pine liqueurs
Product of: United States
Steve McCarthy was inspired to make this eau-de-vie by a spirit found in Alsace called ‘Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin’, literally ‘brandy of fir tree buds’. This is a traditional product of the region and made by macerating Scotts Pine buds and then distilling the maceration. Read more
Sampled on 06/12/2010
Clear, lime green.
Clean and fresh, reminiscent of walking into a room with a fragrant Christmas tree and with someone baking a sponge cake next door.
Incredibly fresh in a minty kind-a-way. It is recognisably pine-y with a hint of bitterness but not at all astringently so. Strangely it is like oak aged and concentrated crème de menthe.
Perhaps not to everybody’s taste but great for cocktails.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap