La Valote Martin

The secret of absinthe La Valote Martin, which is handcrafted in Boveresse, Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), lies in the love for the product , to its history and to its region. The "Bleue" owes its pleasant bitter taste to ten different herbs (including wormwood and Pontic wormwood, lemon balm, hyssop and peppermint), most of which are grown in the region where the "Green Fairy" provided an economic boom. This was in 1760.

The various stages of absinthe production, from the cultivation of the herbs, their processing to the distillation, contributed to the economic boom of the region at. In 1910, a ban on absinthe, which had been decided two years earlier by a popular initiative, put a drastic end to production. Absinthe was banned from illegality. 

A myth was born, which was caused by the existence of numerous moonshiners throughout the 20th century . Francis Martin was one of them. Following the legalization of absinthe on March 1st, 2005, he decided to distil absinthe legally, passing on his passion for the “Green Fairy” and guaranteeing that the distillation takes place where it originates. The original recipe has remained unchanged to this day. Absinthe still enjoys the same popularity among its customers. The older generation particularly appreciates that its taste reminds them of the absinthe of their youth. In 2014 his son Philippe has taken over the distillery and continues the family tradition.

Absinthe Aphrodite
The "Aphrodite" owes its name to the composition of stimulating herbal additives such as kola nut, damiana and potency wood.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€128.50* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Belle Epoque
The "Belle Epoque" impresses with an increased bitterness and, compared to other absinthe varieties, can be enjoyed very well according to an old ritual: with spoon, sugar and fountain.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€99.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Esmerlada
The "Esmeralda" is a green absinthe made from 100% natural herbs. The absinthe "Esmeralda" can be drunk well with both ice water and sugar.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€99.93* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Fée Verte
The taste of the "Fée Verte" can be described as a slight bitterness and with a dominant note of vermouth.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€99.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Grenouillarde
The "Grenouillarde" can be described as follows: rich in flavor with a slight bitterness.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€109.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe L'Originale
The "L'Originale" impresses with a composition of ten aromatic plants. This absinthe, with its incomparable taste, combines tradition with modernity.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€109.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Martin
The production with a large amount of wormwood herb gives the "Martin" an interesting thujone content and is a pleasure with both ice water and sugar.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€99.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Marylin
The taste of "Marylin" is composed of ten aromatic plants, which are mainly cultivated in Val-de-Travers.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€99.90* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Nirvana
The absinthe "Nirvana" is a gentle absinthe with a strong floral herbal fragrance mixture.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€142.79* / 1 Liter)

Absinthe Wolfsmilch
Its flavor is very strong. The bitter wormwood aroma in the finish are replaced by sweetness.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€199.90* / 1 Liter)


The Absinthe Esmeralda was awarded the gold medal during the Distisuisse 2016-2017 awards. 
The absinthe "l'Original" 72 ° Vol. was awarded the gold medal as the best absinthe at the Distisuisse awards in Bern 2013-2014. 
The other 6 absinthes from "La Valote Martin" were rewarded with the silver medal.