Maison du Whisky entrusts the creation of its Pastis to Larusée

After creating a 100% whiskey collection, La Maison du Whisky launches a range of trading around all categories of spirits dubbed 6 Carrefour de l’Odéon. On the program, a rum, a French whiskey, a gin and a Pastis imagined by Jean-Pierre Candaux especially for the range and whose recipe was embellished with a hint of absinthe.

This Pastis, little brother of the Pastis Larusée medalist at the Academy of Wines and French Gastronomy, bottled in 291 copies of 50cl, is available only from the boutique & Fine Spirits of the Carrefour de l’Odéon in Paris.

La Maison du Whisky

Since its creation by Georges Bénitah in 1956, La Maison du Whisky has explored in all its facets the world of Whiskey and Fine Spirits.

Importer in France of more than 60 whiskey distilleries and wholesalers, LMDW publishes each year a Collection catalog, a real reference guide for lovers of Scottish, Irish, American or Japanese Whiskey, for connoisseurs of Spirits, Rum, Tequila, Mezcal , Gin, Vodka, liqueurs but also Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados.

Maison du Whisky also publishes the only French magazine devoted to Whiskey and Fine Spirits, Whisky Magazine & Fine Spirits, and organizes the Whisky Live Paris show which gathers the most prestigious distilleries from all over the world and welcomes more than 12 ‘ 000 amateurs.

Whether it’s creating new product lines, reviving some never-closed distilleries from the ashes, creation is at the heart of La Maison du Whiskey’s DNA. This need to create is manifested very spontaneously, at the turn of a meeting, during a trip, during a tasting. An obviousness is essential then … It remains only to grant it. Whether through his selection of drums at the merchants, but also now the opportunity to produce in partnership with producers distillates of products that resemble him, as today with Larusée.

La Maison du Whisky operates four stores (two in Paris, one on the island of Reunion and one in Singapore), the website and employs about 200 employees for an annual turnover exceeding 100 million euros.

Le Pastis 6 Carrefour de l’Odéon, by LMDW

Switzerland, Pastis – 45%, 50cl, limited edition of 291 bottles, an exclusive LMDW

Located in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, the distillery Larusée is primarily producing absinthe. No wonder, since this legendary drink would have its origin in this same canton. In the boutique & Fine Spirits, we wanted to create a pastis which, to echo its origins, would integrate absinthe. Larusée then became the perfect interlocutor for this project. For the Swiss distillery, the production of pastis is a real watchmaking machine. Working in distillation and then maceration, it gradually integrates more than thirty herbs, natural extracts, essential oils and of course absinthe.

Matthieu Acar’s tasting note

Color: pale green.

Nose: Fresh and attractive. Anise quickly gives way to a wide range of herbs (fennel, star anise, licorice, coriander). As if to recall its origins, the pastis also reveals delicate notes of great absinthe (Artemisia Absinthium) and small absinthe (Artemisia Pontica).

Palate: Consistent with the nose, the mouth leaves however appear lemony aromas. A feeling of freshness persists and doubles as a great complexity, the aromas superimposed on each other without ever conflicting. Citrus fruits give way to sage and verbena, then green anise and licorice appear before letting absinthe and coriander come to the fore.

Final: Rich, the feeling of complexity remains. Notes herbaceous, liquorice and fennel conclude a tasting whose freshness and richness are aromatic master words.

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