Jean-Jacques Charrère | 50cl | 69% Vol.

Absinthe Bizarre – strong, sweet on the palate, heart-warming. A herbal composition that complement one another perfectly.

Hand made by mister Charrère following an ancient and unique recipe with plants native to the Val-de-Travers region. Cabaret Bizarre presents an Absinthe extravaganza that takes you to the edge of conventional existence, into a world of mystique, enchantment, jeopardy and thrill. Where dark fantasies become reality. Be enchanted by the bizarre Swiss seductress!

Distilled at the Val-de-Travers according to traditional distilling methods, there is only a very limited number of bottles available. The herbs used to distill this Verte are all obtained from the Val-de-Travers region, which contribute to Absinthe Bizarre’s characteristic and unique taste. A Verte from the Val-de-Travers is always something special!

Distillery DuVallon - A family tradition

As early as 1951 M. Matthey-Claudet began clandestine absinthe distillation in the mountains outside Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers, Switzerland. He was a blacksmith in Môtiers, who built his own still and taught himself the art of distillation. He developed over the years a recipe that produced a beautiful white absinthe with just a touch of the bitterness of grand wormwood – subtle and complex, flavoured by several additional herbs as well, all carefully selected and measured.

With time, Marta Charrère (the mother of the current distiller) took over the distillations, the bottle filling and the delivery to customers in the bars and cafes of the Val de Travers. This small scale family-run clandestine distillation operation lasted over 40 years, until 2005 when absinthe was finally re-legalized in Switzerland, and the distillery could operate on a proper commercial basis.