The French Quarter, locally known as Vieux Carré, is the soul of New Orleans, Louisiana. This city is replete with culture, architectural beauty and culinary arts. Philadelphia Distilling pays tribute to the unique and colorful history of Absinthe in New Orleans with the release of Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure. The first batch of Vieux Carré was released on December 31, 2008. It is the first legal absinthe to be distilled, bottled and sold on the east coast of the United States in nearly 100 years.
Vieux Carré is batch distilled using a “double maceration” process featuring the mysterious Grande Wormwood and Petite Wormwood. Green and Star Anise, Fennel Doux Provence, Melissa, Genepi, Hyssop and Spearmint complete the complex flavor profile. Vieux Carré is an original artisan spirit that combines historic processes with a modern expertise.
Our custom copper-pot still was imported from Scotland, produced by Forsythes, the company that has built stills for many fine distilleries, including Glenlivet and Brown-Froman’s Woodford Reserve.
Internationally award winning Master Distiller Robert John Cassell continues to build on his impressive resume and once again delivers an exceptional spirit enjoyed by connoisseurs and casual drinkers.
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