Absinthe from Switzerland
The Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe
Born in the Val-de-Travers, absinthe has flourished in the region from the late 18th century until this day; legal at first, then banned, only to be legalised again in March 2005.
The Val-de-Travers is indeed the place where absinthe was born. It was in this valley that it was produced for the first time at the end of the 18th century.
To this day, the plants of the region give the Swiss “la Bleue” its distinctive flavour, its richness in taste and its bitterness.