At aperitif time, I used to accompany my grandfather to the town square. There, deep in conversation, his friends were waiting under the arcades. Greetings, handshakes and then we sat at the usual table: “Pastis!” they always ordered almost in unison. After pouring fresh water on it, the amber liqueur in the glasses changed its colour and turned milky white, like a glass of clouds. A real magic to me….
Pastis in our valleys means history and tradition. It represents the geographical and cultural links to France, it reminds us of the many relatives and friends who live across the border.
The maceration of thirty-five botanicals is followed by the distillation. Eventually, a small quantity of Mascobado cane sugar is added, mainly because its particular licorice notes fit well with the other ingredients.
Classic as an aperitif, it is also very much appreciated as a digestive and in mixology
Our desire to work with a Terroir oriented philosophy has therefore become the natural approach while creating the other Alpine Liqueurs.
Quoting William Blake: “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.“