Jean Boyer Pastis Restanques 45% 700ml
Pastis elaborated by Jean Boyer with plants from Domain des Restanques in Provence. In this domain, we can find more than 1000 aromatic plants, with an exceptional quality. They are cultivating some plants (sage, wormwood, lemon verbena, rosemary, angelica, balm, coriander, mint variety ...) and gather other naturally growing (gentian, savory, thyme, thyme). They are then macerated "dyes" that result are assembled according to our recipe. After a long time of marriage and rest, we add the pure essence of anise from China. The resulting pastis is delicately bottled without filtration reducing or staining. The color of our pastis is the plant: it is natural. It is also very slightly sweet.
Today, the production of Pastis Boyer is only of 100 000 bottles a year against 140 million (including all the brands sold on the French market). Contrary to the distilled alcohol, the macerated alcohol is much more complex with aromas of various plants and spicy notes. But if in pastis market share Jean Boyer represents only 0.07% quantity wise, quality wise it is more like 50% with the other 50% going to Pastis Henri Bardouin from Distilleries et Domaines de Provence as The (British) Financial Times judged after devoting a whole pink page to a comparison of the two.