Monday walk…Fougerolles distillery

Posted: February 18, 2019 in Monday walk
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You may remember Fougerolles as a great place for cherries.  It’s also the home of a number of distilleries, some of which make absinthe as well as kirsch, wines, and other spirits.  What I love is that it’s made in very traditional ways using very traditional “machinery.”  Let’s walk through the sales room and take a look.

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Bottles ready to be filled.

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Delicious product.  If you ever get a chance to try Poire William, do.  It’s delicious and smooth.  Sometimes you can get a bottle with a whole pear in it.  Beautiful, but taking up space better used for the drink, as far as I’m concerned.

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Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder, right?  🙂  I guess that means you’ll be in love by the end of one of these bottles.  Contrary to popular belief, absinthe doesn’t make people blind (maybe blind drunk) and it’s back from where it was once legally banned.  As with all other alcohol, enjoy in moderation.  I must add that we didn’t try any.  🙂

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For Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. I like the red wax tops on the bottles. I’m assuming it’s wax. Thanks for taking me on the tour. It isn’t a type of alcohol I’d enjoy but it could be a nice gift for someone who likes it.
    Happy Monday
    Izzy 😎

    • Yes, red wax and it really does look pretty. You might be surprised. We like a bit of the cherry mixed with some good bubbly, whether actual Champagne or sparking wine. Add a couple of cherries that have been soaked in the cherry liqueur/kirsch and it’s even better. 🙂

      • I’ve seen a brandy with that type of red wax on the top. It’s pretty. I think as a gift for someone it would be a nice surprise. Sadly, I’m a plain eater and drinker. Anything mixed is confusing to my taste buds. I like champagne. Just had a fabulous bottle for Valentine’s Day. Well … not the whole bottle by myself. LOL I like plain brandy in a brandy glass ( like: Remy Marten) sometimes when I’m cold or not feeling well. Does it taste like that? I wouldn’t want to buy an entire bottle and not like it. It sounds delicious with the soaked cherries. I may have to check if they have those little airline bottles at my local liquor store. Anyway, glad you had a wonderful time there. 😎

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I really like these photos, Janet. It’s so interesting to see the old school apparatus still in use.

    • After I wrote that, I realized that I don’t know for sure if they’re using these actual pieces, but they did have not-so-modern looking apparatus around that looks like what they’re probably using now.

  3. I would have to at least have a sip!

    • You can have samples! I love the Poire William. It’s not too sweet, which is what puts me off many liqueurs and smooth as well. Absinthe? Maybe next trip. 🙂


      • I love Sambuca, and on occasion sip that. I don’t drink sodas or too many mixed drinks, so with friends that are having cocktails sometimes I will order Sambuca. It’s good for just sipping.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Hic! 🙂 🙂 After all that chocolate I’d better have the healthy one, with the pear in! Thanks, Janet 🙂

  5. Nice walk past interesting tools and tables. Thanks, Janet

  6. JT Twissel says:

    I haven’t had absinthe in a long while but I still recall its effects. Didn’t go blind but had some interesting dreams.

  7. Fascinating photos, Janet. I’ve never tasted absinthe, but my heart is very fond. 😀

  8. Lignum Draco says:

    I like seeing traditional methods still being used.There’s an interesting old world charm to it. I’ve not tasted this, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.

  9. Such an incredible piece of history! I love seeing the old machines and imagining them cranking away…The fact that they’re so well preserved is a testament to the passion of their owner.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    I can imagine the distillers still catch themselves looking for the nearest exit everytime they hear a siren coming! 😀

  11. joey says:

    I am a fan 🙂

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