For over 100 years, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence have been making Provençal liqueurs and aperitifs in Forcalquier in the Haute Provence region. The area of Forcalquier is recognized as a "Site Remarquable du Goût" (Site of Exceptional Taste).

Established in 1898, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence has inherited a tradition that goes back several millennia: collecting medicinal plants on Lure mountain, known for its wealth and abundance of plant species.

As far back as the Middle Ages, gatherers of medicinal herbs distilled the carefully-gathered medicinal plants and became peddlers. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these peddlers set themselves up as pharmacists or apothecaries trading in many of the towns in the region.

In the 19th century, some became pharmacists, others distillers, with a few becoming both at once. The specialties they made from the Lure plants were often drinks or beverages with cleansing, tonic, digestive, aperitif or refreshing qualities. Wine and alcohol, maceration and distillation, were all used to draw out and preserve the plants' aromas and active substances. It was not until the end of the century that distillers began to specialize in the production of liqueurs and aperitifs.

Today, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence has kept this expertise alive for more than 100 years and shared it with the rest of the world, much to the delight of spirit lovers everywhere.

- See more at: http://www.distilleries-provence.com/en/history#sthash.fQV44hUg.dpuf

For over 100 years, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence have been making Provençal liqueurs and aperitifs in Forcalquier in the Haute Provence region. The area of Forcalquier is recognized as a "Site Remarquable du Goût" (Site of Exceptional Taste).

Established in 1898, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence has inherited a tradition that goes back several millennia: collecting medicinal plants on Lure mountain, known for its wealth and abundance of plant species.

As far back as the Middle Ages, gatherers of medicinal herbs distilled the carefully-gathered medicinal plants and became peddlers. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these peddlers set themselves up as pharmacists or apothecaries trading in many of the towns in the region.

In the 19th century, some became pharmacists, others distillers, with a few becoming both at once. The specialties they made from the Lure plants were often drinks or beverages with cleansing, tonic, digestive, aperitif or refreshing qualities. Wine and alcohol, maceration and distillation, were all used to draw out and preserve the plants' aromas and active substances. It was not until the end of the century that distillers began to specialize in the production of liqueurs and aperitifs.

Today, Distilleries et Domaines de Provence has kept this expertise alive for more than 100 years and shared it with the rest of the world, much to the delight of spirit lovers everywhere.

- See more at: http://www.distilleries-provence.com/en/history#sthash.fQV44hUg.dpuf

Det er både smukt for øjet og for ganen.

I byen Folcalquier, en lille undseelig landsby i det provencalske bagland, finder man Distilleries et Domaines de Provence.
Man kan næsten snuse sig frem til det. Det er nemlig et særligt destilleri, som i mere end 100 år har fremstillet likører og aperitiffer, hvor brugen af smagsessenser, farvestoffer og lignende er bandlyst, og hvor man håndhæver en tradition for plante og urteudtræk, som går flere hundrede år tilbage.

Det mest kendte produkt fra Distilleries et Domaines de Provence er HB Pastis - Henri Bardouin ”Kongen af Pastis”.

HB Pastis - Henri Bardouin ”Kongen af Pastis”
Absinthe – den grønne fé –
Elisir - bitterlikør, kendt som helsebringende urtedrik
Bau – autentisk mousserende vin fra Provence

Absente 55%
DKK 299,00
Bau de Muscat
DKK 119,50
Citrum / Fransk Gin
DKK 199,50 169,00
Grande Absente 69%
DKK 399,00
Henri Bardouin Pastis
Frankrigs bedste Pastis
 
DKK 249,50
Antal varer: 8