For generations, Suze has been renowned for its aromatic complexity and subtle balance between fresh gentian, soft citrus and herbal extracts. A fantastic digestif.
Suze is bittersweet to taste, with perfumed citrus and herbal vegetal notes throughout. Similar to Ricola Sweets. It can be served long with tonic and lots of ice, but also works if you add just a splash into an otherwise classic G&T.
Suze starts with both farmed and wild gentian that is washed, cut and left to macerate in alcohol for at least a year. This is distilled along with other botanicals and then blended with more ingredients, before being sweetened & bottled.
In 1885, Fernand Moureaux inherited a family distillery in Maisons-Alfort. In order to rescue it from bankruptcy, he joined forces with Henri Porte, his bank manager’s son, to create a new aperitif using a bitter-rooted alpine plant — gentian!