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peppermint liqueur

Stained glass window in Revel

Get (pronounced ‘jet’), dark green crème de menthe, was first made in 1796 by the Get brothers, Jean and Pierre of Revel, who called it Pippermint. Today it’s owned by Bacardi.

‘Get 27’ refers to the percentage of alcohol—originally. Since the 1990s, it’s been reduced to 21, but the makers thought it would confuse imbibers if they changed the name. But if that’s not strong enough, you can also get Get 31.

They like powerful flavours in this neck of the woods; in nearby Toulouse they make mighty liquorice Cachou.



Text © Dana Facaros

Image by CommunedeRevel, Creative Commons License