Génépi L’Ancienne Distillerie des Alpes
Genepi is a traditional herbal aperitif made in Savoie. This liquor refers to alpine plants of genus Artemisia. Commonly called wormwood it is at the origin of the liqueur flavour and colour.
The spirits has been produced in Chambéry for more than a hundred years to Philibert Routin’s recipe.
GÉNÉPI: A UNIQUE-TASTING ALPINE PLANT
Genepi L’Ancienne comes from the Alps’ best-known aromatic plant, génépi, which belongs to the sage family and grows in the Alps. With the development of tourism and winter sports, the liqueur has become, a symbol of the French Alps.
Created in 1893, it stems from the Distillery’s century-old craftsmanship. A careful selection of génépi sprigs, coupled with complete mastery of distillation and maceration times, highlights the plant’s intense and subtle flavours, with no hint of bitterness.
Conscious of the need to preserve its craftsmanship and revive traditional production methods, in 1998 La Distillerie Des Alpes brought back into service its oldest alembic, made in 1901 but unused for more than 50 years.
They produce the liquor in this still. It treats the plants gently and imparts the liqueur’s unique and traditional taste.