About Cocktail Bitters and Elixirs from France

About Cocktail Bitters  and  Elixirs from France
As with wine, French spirits are world famous and of exceptional quality. The types of spirits and liqueurs produced in France reads like a what's what of these categories. There are Cognacs and Armagnacs hat are the most refined and compelling of all brandies. In addition, you have herb liqueurs, spice liqueurs, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as dry and sweet vermouth. Eaux-de-vie, produced from wine grapes as well as fruit from Alsace, are among the best of their type found anywhere. There are also gins produced in France and as of recently, vodka as well. Products such as these may not be as well known as those from other countries, but the fact that they are products of France helps give them instant respect.

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Cocktail Bitters and Elixirs

Maison Boinaud OAKER Barrel-Aged Elixir
86 points
$21
Pale straw color. Aromas of marshmallow, vanilla, molasses, tobacco, dried currant, and licorice with a lightly tannic, soft, dryish medium body and an engaging, medium-length creme finish. A creamy, stealthy oak-bomb to be used sparingly by skilled bartenders to add texture and flavor to cocktails.