|Flavor:||Anise, Herbs & Wormwood|
|Importer:||VINET EGE SA.|
|Location:||San Francisco, Ca.|
Le Tourment Vert (translated as “The Green Torment”) was an absinthe-like liqueur imported from the French Distillerie Vinet EGE, near the French commune of Cognac.The spirit was created in 2007.
Le Tourment Vert was a mixed and macerated spirit containing the basic ingredients common to true absinthes – anise, fennel and grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) – and also contained a combination of herbs, including sage, rosemary, coriander, and eucalyptus and fitted within guidelines for thujone (10ppm) as specified by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
Le Tourment Vert provoked criticism among absinthe connoisseurs for being atypical of historical absinthes.The color of Le Tourment Vert had been artificially altered for visual uniqueness, though many absinthe purists found the blue-green color to be unnatural in appearance.