Produced since 1885, this is one of the oldest gentiane liqueurs of the Massif Centrale -- the birthplace of gentiane aperitifs. It’s a classic French aperitif made from the root of the yellow gentiane plant (Gentiana Lutea), grown on the high altitude volcanic slopes of Auvergne. The root takes 20 years to achieve adult height and only blooms every two years. The roots are hand-harvested using a “devil’s fork” and then cleaned, cut, milled, distilled and placed in oak casks. Subsequently, the distillation is balanced with water, alcohol and neutral sugar.