fbpx

Butterfly Boston 1902 Absinthe

$51

1 in stock

SKU 000698 Categories , Style Country Region Producer Format200ml bottle

ABV65%

Born in American, perfected in Switzerland. Butterfly is the first pre-ban absinthe of American origin to return to the USA. It was originally made in Boston circa 1902 at the Dempsey Distillery on Merrimac Street. The brand was resurrected by Boston-based absinthe historian, Brian Fernald. An empty bottle and the 1905 trademark registration helped give Fernald a label design and, after years of research in local archives, he unearthed Dempsey’s handwritten recipe book. Butterfly is now produced in Switzerland by Claude-Alain Bugnon, Europe’s most famous absinthe distiller. More than 60 production steps are required to make Butterfly over a three day period from plant selection through maceration and distillation, to application of signed, dated and numbered labels. Plants include locally grown grande wormwood, petite wormwood, hyssop, melissa and peppermint and the finest imported anise, star anise, fennel and citrus. Butterfly combines the best of both worlds: American heritage and recipe with Swiss “know how” and ingredients. (Producer’s notes)