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Oliver Matter

The company history goes back to the late 1920ties when Ernst Luginbühl (great grandfather of Oliver Matter) was producing spirits and bitters in the town of Aarberg. There’s a very funny story how Luginbühl got in possession of an Absinthe receipt: Ernst Luginbühl had a hobby – breeding cattle. One day he was selling a cow to a farmer from the nearby Val de Travers (the region in Switzerland always famous for being the source of Absinthe). Since farmers there were really poor, the buyer wasn’t able paying the full price, so to compensate the rest of the price, he gave him a historic Absinthe recipe. Of cause back then this was of no use, because Absinthe was already illegal in Switzerland, but it should pay back later…

In 2005 Absinthe became legal again in Switzerland and a while before Olivers mother and his wife told him to try out the old formula just recently located in the company archive. Oliver though was hesitating because he didn’t want to have another product. Also he thought there are going to be more than enough producers in the Val de Travers. But the two ladies kept pushing him and eventually he did.

At about this time, two internationally well-known Absinthe dealers (Peter Schaf and Markus Lion) contacted Oliver independently because the heard of his Kallnacher Absinthe. They were looking for a distillery able reproducing historic formulas. The first collaboration between Markus and Oliver was an authentic reproduction of a Duplais receipt, because Markus was in possession of these books already. As Markus was in contact with a lot of artist in his past, he thought of bringing in an artist doing the label artwork, as Absinthe in the 19th century was a popular drink amongst the bohemia.

This very first product (Absinthe Duplais Verte) was awarded Gold best in class a year later at the IWSC, London. It was followed by Duplais Blanche, Duplais Balance, Brevans H.R. Giger, Brevans A. O. Spare, Nouvelle Vague etc. All highly appreciated and awarded by professional spirits experts.

And then Mansinthe came...

The company history goes back to the late 1920ties when Ernst Luginbühl (great grandfather of Oliver Matter) was producing spirits and bitters in the town of Aarberg. There’s a very funny story... read more »
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Oliver Matter

The company history goes back to the late 1920ties when Ernst Luginbühl (great grandfather of Oliver Matter) was producing spirits and bitters in the town of Aarberg. There’s a very funny story how Luginbühl got in possession of an Absinthe receipt: Ernst Luginbühl had a hobby – breeding cattle. One day he was selling a cow to a farmer from the nearby Val de Travers (the region in Switzerland always famous for being the source of Absinthe). Since farmers there were really poor, the buyer wasn’t able paying the full price, so to compensate the rest of the price, he gave him a historic Absinthe recipe. Of cause back then this was of no use, because Absinthe was already illegal in Switzerland, but it should pay back later…

In 2005 Absinthe became legal again in Switzerland and a while before Olivers mother and his wife told him to try out the old formula just recently located in the company archive. Oliver though was hesitating because he didn’t want to have another product. Also he thought there are going to be more than enough producers in the Val de Travers. But the two ladies kept pushing him and eventually he did.

At about this time, two internationally well-known Absinthe dealers (Peter Schaf and Markus Lion) contacted Oliver independently because the heard of his Kallnacher Absinthe. They were looking for a distillery able reproducing historic formulas. The first collaboration between Markus and Oliver was an authentic reproduction of a Duplais receipt, because Markus was in possession of these books already. As Markus was in contact with a lot of artist in his past, he thought of bringing in an artist doing the label artwork, as Absinthe in the 19th century was a popular drink amongst the bohemia.

This very first product (Absinthe Duplais Verte) was awarded Gold best in class a year later at the IWSC, London. It was followed by Duplais Blanche, Duplais Balance, Brevans H.R. Giger, Brevans A. O. Spare, Nouvelle Vague etc. All highly appreciated and awarded by professional spirits experts.

And then Mansinthe came...

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Absinthe Mansinthe Absinthe Mansinthe
Content 0.7 litre (€ 57.07 * / 1 litre)
€ 39.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Verte Absinthe Duplais Verte
Content 0.5 litre (€ 79.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 39.95 *
Absinthe Brevans A.O.Spare Absinthe Brevans A.O.Spare
Content 0.5 litre (€ 87.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 43.95 *
Absinthe Nouvelle Vague Absinthe Nouvelle Vague
Content 0.7 litre (€ 65.64 * / 1 litre)
€ 45.95 *
Absinthe Mansinthe Absinthe Mansinthe
Content 0.2 litre (€ 89.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 17.95 *
Absinthe Brevans H.R. Giger Absinthe Brevans H.R. Giger
Content 0.5 litre (€ 97.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 48.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Blanche Absinthe Duplais Blanche
Content 0.7 litre (€ 69.93 * / 1 litre)
€ 48.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Verte Absinthe Duplais Verte
Content 0.2 litre (€ 99.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 19.95 *
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Absinthe Utgardloki
Der Goldene Bar Absinthe von Klaus St. Rainer
Content 0.5 litre (€ 119.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 59.95 *
Absinthe Fusion
Absinthe Fusion
Wissenschaftliche Herangehensweise an ein historisches Produkt
Content 0.2 litre (€ 94.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 18.95 *
Absinthe Twin Tec
Absinthe Twin Tec
Bikers Medicine
Content 0.7 litre (€ 71.36 * / 1 litre)
€ 49.95 *
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Absinthe Pigalle
Absinthe Pigalle
Very powerful Absinthe, referring to many "Absinthe Maison" made in French Cafes
Content 0.7 litre (€ 45.64 * / 1 litre)
€ 31.95 *
Absinthe Kallnacher
Absinthe Kallnacher
Highly recommended La Bleue from Switzerland
Content 0.2 litre (€ 79.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 15.95 *
Absinthe Kallnacher
Absinthe Kallnacher
Highly recommended La Bleue from Switzerland
Content 1 litre
€ 49.95 *
Absinthe Kallnacher
Absinthe Kallnacher
Highly recommended La Bleue from Switzerland
Content 0.5 litre (€ 53.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 26.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Verte
Absinthe Duplais Verte
Duplais gets Gold medal
Content 0.5 litre (€ 79.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 39.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Duplais Balance gets Silver, best in Class at IWSC
Content 1 litre
€ 57.95 *
Absinthe Brevans H.R. Giger
Absinthe Brevans H.R. Giger
authentic reproduction of a 19th century formula
Content 0.5 litre (€ 97.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 48.95 *
Absinthe Mansinthe
Absinthe Mansinthe
Mansinthe gets Gold at SF World Spirits Competition
Content 0.2 litre (€ 89.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 17.95 *
Absinthe Mansinthe
Absinthe Mansinthe
Mansinthe gets Gold at SF World Spirits Competition
Content 0.7 litre (€ 57.07 * / 1 litre)
€ 39.95 *
Absinthe Nouvelle Vague
Absinthe Nouvelle Vague
IWSC 2010: Silver, Best in Class
Content 0.7 litre (€ 65.64 * / 1 litre)
€ 45.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Duplais Retro Edition
Content 0.7 litre (€ 65.64 * / 1 litre)
€ 45.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Blanche
Absinthe Duplais Blanche
Duplais Retro Edition
Content 0.7 litre (€ 69.93 * / 1 litre)
€ 48.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Verte
Absinthe Duplais Verte
experience historically authentic Absinthe
Content 0.7 litre (€ 78.50 * / 1 litre)
€ 54.95 *
Absinthe Brevans A.O.Spare
Absinthe Brevans A.O.Spare
IWSC 2009 Gold Best in Class
Content 0.5 litre (€ 87.90 * / 1 litre)
€ 43.95 *
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Absinthe Duplais Balance
Duplais Balance gets Silver, best in Class at IWSC
Content 0.2 litre (€ 94.75 * / 1 litre)
€ 18.95 *
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