spirits are said to be strong or, to be more precise, the spirits, are part of the national heritage. They are the same and often real products of the terroir and have long been the famous digestive before experiencing a new youth, worn by the cocktail fashion. Not surprising that outside of the movies, many, who put the wine in before, a few scenes of legendary French cinema are built around a bottle of alcohol and a cooked memorable. Once laid down the principle of a moderate and responsible consumption, how can we deny the pleasure to see, and very often to review, Gabin and Belmondo in A monkey in winter, drink a toast to the glory of the marines in the Far East or to the bullfighter Manolete large lampées of alcohol a chinese original vaguely identified ? At that time already, the film was to be censored at the request of the leagues hygienists... Other time, but not really other customs, it's hard to get tired of the tour of the digestive inflicted on the tanned, those who do ski, by two mountaineers that will provide them with a good heart an alcohol of shallot statement to the garlic juice in which macère a toad, warning : "It must be drunk ass dry otherwise it will burn you tongue. "
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in The film, the wine is mostly enjoyed or at least drank in small sips, in the course of the conversation, in the course of an appetizer or a meal. For hard liquor, no ways, it lifts the elbow and look for the drunkenness, the guarantee of a scene of worship and numbers of actors, often memorable. In this area, it is sufficient to evoke "the scene of the kitchen" for any unconditional Audiard sheds a tear and says : "You may say, there is not only that of the apple, there's something else, it would not be the time of the beet ?" in the manner of Jean Lefebvre alias Paul Wolfoni in Crooks in clover. "The nest has been hacked by the kids, that is what we do, we risk weird ?" offers at the beginning of the scene Master Follas, a Francis White at the top of his the item The " weird ", it is an alcohol that date, the Mexican, the time of the great hours "whose manufacture was stopped :" there are clients who became blind ". The result everybody knows, and for the more adventurous, the recipe is provided : "50 kilos of potatoes, a bag of sawdust ", result : "25 litres of 3 stars in the still ". Nowadays, many people would produce this kind of " humour ", but the chance of our tastings, we taste the waters-of-life original, also delicious, outside-the-box and testify to the inventiveness of a new generation of distillers. Here are 10 that are worth visiting and renew the genre.
Bourgoin, grape Eau-de-vie of wine. Expressive nose, delicate, floral, citrus, a touch of fresh grapes, oily mouth, pleasant bitterness, enjoyable finish.
Aqua Unaged. A water-of-life white fresh, round, floral notes, bitter almond, key muscatée, perfect in cocktails that ask for gin or vodka.
Water vine. Nose delicate, floral, white fruit, plum, notes of mint, of the amount, a lot of finesse in the mouth.
Gin Flowering. A gin made from grape and vine flower, fragrant, fresh, floral, subtle bitterness, round, citrus, juniper berries, very persistent.
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Vodka Chardonnay Grapes. After chardonnay from the côte des blancs in champagne, a vodka with notes of citrus, a bit exotic, soft, fresh, delicate.
Flower of beer in oak barrels. Beer keeps distilled, nice note of breeding, sweet spices, malt, caramel, very crisp in the mouth, final vanilla, toasted.
Perfidy (liqueur) . original Nose, red fruits, Viandox, black pepper, powerful in the mouth, gently mastered, citrus, core, light bitterness, final net, harmonious.
Liquor of honey . the Nose is very fine, delicate, beeswax, pastry, sweet spices on the palate, good balance, smoky note in the finish, ideal on ice.
Caribbean Pineapple (liquor). To base of fresh pineapple and rum, the nose is marked by pineapple, rich, very greedy, spices in the mouth, notes of pastry, long, balanced.
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