15 min

Episode 58: Suze Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 58 features Suze, a gentian based aperitif from France. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 20% ABV, or 40 proof and sells for about $29.
Enjoy this episode with a Suze and Tonic, or try a White Negroni.
Suze's official website: https://www.suze.com/ (https://www.suze.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1885 - Fernand Moureaux inherits his family distillery and sets out to save it, possibly buying the formula for Suze from Hans Keppeler, an herbalist from the village of Sonvilier in Switzerland
1889 - Suze is launched (but maybe it's first sold as Picotin)
1896 - Henri Porte, partner of Fernand Moureaux, designs the famous Suze bottle
1912 - Pablo Picasso creates the collage named Glass and Bottle of Suze
1933 - Suze sponsors the Tour de France
1945 - The formula is changed, adjusting the proof and adding more sugar
1950s-60s - Suze continues to sponsor the Tour de France
1965 - Pernod purchases the distillery and brand
2012 - Suze is first imported into the United States of America
Key Cocktails:
Suze is great on its own, but works well in the White Negroni, invented in 2001 by Wayne Collins:
White Negroni:
1 oz. Suze
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
Pour over ice and stir. Garnish with a citrus peel.
References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTRVApHKRA (YouTube Video: The Story of Suze)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiReTxqejCE (YouTube Video: Controversy Over The Origin of Suze (in French))
https://www.spiritshunters.com/news/where-does-the-suze-liqueur-come-from-france-or-switzerland/ (Spirits Hunter article based upon the French Origin Video)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suze (French Wikipedia Article on Suze)
https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/la-suze-hésite-sur-son-ascendance/4638840 (Swiss Article on the Origin of Suze)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picotin_(ap%C3%A9ritif) (French Wikipedia Article on Picotin)
https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-wine-spirits/4215/suze-gentian-liqueur (Diffords Guide Listing for Suze)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
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Episode 58 features Suze, a gentian based aperitif from France. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 20% ABV, or 40 proof and sells for about $29.
Enjoy this episode with a Suze and Tonic, or try a White Negroni.
Suze's official website: https://www.suze.com/ (https://www.suze.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1885 - Fernand Moureaux inherits his family distillery and sets out to save it, possibly buying the formula for Suze from Hans Keppeler, an herbalist from the village of Sonvilier in Switzerland
1889 - Suze is launched (but maybe it's first sold as Picotin)
1896 - Henri Porte, partner of Fernand Moureaux, designs the famous Suze bottle
1912 - Pablo Picasso creates the collage named Glass and Bottle of Suze
1933 - Suze sponsors the Tour de France
1945 - The formula is changed, adjusting the proof and adding more sugar
1950s-60s - Suze continues to sponsor the Tour de France
1965 - Pernod purchases the distillery and brand
2012 - Suze is first imported into the United States of America
Key Cocktails:
Suze is great on its own, but works well in the White Negroni, invented in 2001 by Wayne Collins:
White Negroni:
1 oz. Suze
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
Pour over ice and stir. Garnish with a citrus peel.
References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTRVApHKRA (YouTube Video: The Story of Suze)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiReTxqejCE (YouTube Video: Controversy Over The Origin of Suze (in French))
https://www.spiritshunters.com/news/where-does-the-suze-liqueur-come-from-france-or-switzerland/ (Spirits Hunter article based upon the French Origin Video)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suze (French Wikipedia Article on Suze)
https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/la-suze-hésite-sur-son-ascendance/4638840 (Swiss Article on the Origin of Suze)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picotin_(ap%C3%A9ritif) (French Wikipedia Article on Picotin)
https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-wine-spirits/4215/suze-gentian-liqueur (Diffords Guide Listing for Suze)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

15 min