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eau de vie

double distilled clear brandy

Eaux-de-vie d'Alsace à la Cave vinicole de Cleebourg (Bas-Rhin)

There are as many kinds of eaux-de-vie as there are fruits and nuts: some of the best known are poire Williams and eau de vie de mirabelle. In southwest France you’ll find eau-de-vie de noix (from walnuts).

Nosing Glass with Eau de Vie.

An eau de vie is usually drunk as a digestif after dinner—ideally served in a ‘nosing’ glass so you can breathe in the fragrance,


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Ji-Elle, Stefan Giesbert (