Pastis La Muse Verte | Aretz

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$68.00

The Pastis La Muse Verte is a secret concoction made by steeping over ten different plants in neutral spirits for several weeks, and then artfully blending them. The main ingredients are star anise from China, seed anise from Turkey, fennel, sage, and licorice. The oils obtained from the maceration’s are then filtered many times by traditional methods, just like in the ancient days.

Artez La Muse Verte Pastis

Jean Michel Berneau used to enjoy the real absinthe his grandfather made. After the prohibition, the absinthe plant was removed, so they could still enjoy their aperitif. But it was not until 1992 that Jean Michel decided to make La Muse Verte available to the trade and consumers.

The Pastis La Muse Verte is a secret concoction made by steeping over ten different plants in neutral spirits for several weeks, and then artfully blending them. The main ingredients are star anise from China, seed anise from Turkey, fennel, sage, and licorice. The oils obtained from the maceration’s are then filtered many times by traditional methods, just like in the ancient days.

Pastis La Muse Verte contains no preservative or coloring agents, no synthetic anise, and no sugar. Because this superbly blended concoction is a completely natural product, the bottle is wrapped in paper to insure optimal quality away from the light. It should always be stored at room temperature and not in the refrigerator. Sugar can be added at the time of serving, using the absinthe spoon that comes with each bottle.

Alain Ducasse, Taillevent, and fancy food retailer, Fauchon, are among the many outstanding establishments in Paris who have been delighted to be able to offer their clients La Muse Verte.

 What you absolutely need to know about La Muse Verte :
  • Made artisanally by a very small producer whose grandfather used to make Absinthe.
  • The plants are steeped in sugar beet neutral spirit, not distilled.
  • No wormwood (absinthe) according to US laws and EU regulations for Pastis designation
  • No sugar, coloring agent, synthetic anise, or preservatives.
  • The fogginess comes from the anethol, a component found in the star anise, which becomes insoluble when mixed with water.
  • A totally natural product that can be served on the rocks, mixed with water, or as a digestive.
  • Awarded best traditional Pastis

Preparation: 6 to 7 volumes of cold water per volume of Pastis La Muse Verte

Plants: Made with only 8 to 10 plants: star anise from China, anise seed from Turkey, fennel, lemon  balm,  sage, licorice, hyssop, etc.

Colour: golden green

Nose: subtle, plant aroma

Palate: Undergrowth, spices, and a hint of anise

Reviews

  • Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute
  • “One of the 50 Best Spirits of the Year 2000”, Wine Enthusiast
  • 94 points, Wine Enthusiast, June 2000
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco Spirit Competition
  • Doug Biederbeck’s favorite pastis, vol. 27 , Saveur Magazine
  • “4 Stars” Spirit Journal