All before lunchtime: Learning to make absinthe in the Swiss Alps

I’ve always been fond of an alcohol-based day out (family holidays often consisted of visits to breweries or whisky distilleries) but absinthe scared me a bit.

I don’t tend to like anything with an aniseed-like flavour and my days of drinking anything close to a neat spirit feel firmly in the past. But when the opportunity arose to visit a distillery and learn more about the infamous Green Fairy, I decided to give it a go.

Early one morning whilst staying in Verbier, Switzerland we took a trip 8km further along the Val de Bagnes to the small village of Sarreyer.

We met Matthieu at his home-based distillery, Edelweiss Distillery just outside

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