C.F. Berger Absinthe Supérieure (130 proof / 65% ABV) is made in the 180-year-old Combier Distillery located in Saumur, France. The recipe was developed by distiller T.A. “Ted” Breaux. Breaux, a New Orleans, Louisiana native, who is considered one of the very best absinthe distillers in the world.
The distillery of C.F. Berger was founded in Couvet, in the canton of Neufchâtel, Switzerland in 1823. The Berger distillery crafted several Swiss style absinthes, the most famous of these being the C.F. Berger 65º degree absinthe verte, which earned its status as one of the premier absinthes of the 19th century. Unfortunately, absinthe crafting at the Berger distillery came to a halt with the Swiss ban of 1910, and the distillery ceased all activities in Switzerland shortly thereafter.
This fine Swiss absinthe was almost lost forever if it had not been for the resurfacing of original, unopened bottles, which Jade Liqueurs was able to secure for preservation. Using proprietary analytical techniques, Jade Liqueurs has painstakingly resurrected this beautiful spirit from extinction.
Jade C.F. Berger is an accurate recreation of the original C.F. Berger 65º absinthe verte, down to incredibly minute details. Our C.F. Berger Absinthe Supérieure is crafted entirely by hand using select botanicals from the original regions, and is carefully distilled in ancient copper absinthe alembics. This absinthe delivers an experience characteristic of the best Swiss style absinthes. Upon tasting our C.F. Berger Absinthe Supérieure, the connoisseur will be pleasantly stimulated with the way it quickly asserts its refined fortitude with a bold fragrant scent, full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel, and distinct herbal notes that linger on the palate.
Jade C.F. Berger Absinthe Supérieure recalls a century-old tradition of fine Swiss style absinthes, and enables the connoisseur to savor a journey into history.