AdB’s natural booze
chemical or animal additive
Wild plants used in our recipes
Atelier du Bouilleurs spirits, the taste of natural booze
The South of France makes you dream: The sun, inebrieting aromas, exceptional cuisine, good wine, quality of life, tranquility (except for the cicadas and the wind…). This is the summary of the spirit we capture in bottles and present to you here.
All our brandies are produced locally, artisanally, collectively, vegan and naturally.
We use what grows around us to limit environmental and energy impacts as much as possible, and to express our terroir so rich in flavour. There’s hardly an ingredient that travels more than 200km to reach our stills.
La Fine Faugères
Aged for at least 10 years in oak barrels (GI: minimum 5 years), Fine Faugères is a wine brandy from the terroir of the Faugères appellation. It was first mentioned in the inventory of Empress Josephine’s cellar.
Capacity : 50cl
Alcohol : 42% Vol
Price : 55€ TTC
In 2021 a friend saved several bags of dried organic raspberries from destruction. We have macerated them in wine spirit from Champs Pentus (Faugères)
Capacity : 50cl
Price : 45€ TTC
Fresh Verbena is macerated in a blend of grape marc: This is “40% herbal tea”!
Capacity : 50cl
Alcohol : 40% Vol
Price : 45€ TTC
Marc de Grenache
Grenache – more precisely Grenache Noir – is a typical and unavoidable red grape variety in the South of France. As a late grape variety, it is a real sun worshipper.
Cotenance : 50cl
Price : 39€ TTC
Natural Booze in Faugères
The distillation of brandy in the Faugères PDO wine region
Located in the Faugères PDO wine-growing region of Languedoc, we distill mainly wine or grape marc from “natural” wine estates. We know the winegrowers who supply us, and we know how they work: who plays music to their wine, who lets their sheep do the pre-pruning, who follows the rhythm of the moon and who doesn’t want to be labelled organic because the proposed quality standard isn’t good enough.
It is the same for the other ingredients: We forage wild herbs and fruits ourselves, and it is mostly friends who sell us or give us fruits from their garden or their culture. Our partners share our vision of good products and socially and environmentally sustainable production. This is how we ensure the high quality of our products and avoid the possible unpleasant surprises of rather anonymous business relationships.
The Languedoc Roussillon is a land of discovery where we are still far from the limits.
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The Natural Booze Manifesto
Taking our cue from Natural Wines, we, as artisanal distilleries, set out to define what Natural Spirits could be. The Natural Booze Manifesto expresses, in the form of 12 commitments, the good practices of spirits produced with respect for the earth, the plants, the water table, biodiversity and social conditions. Our idea is to promote the values of the spirits of artisanal distilleries which seek the purest expression of the fruit, the plant, the vegetable or the seed, the soil, and the personality of their distillers.
The organic in craft distillation
The ecological quality of our eau-de-vie
Our products are no longer labeled organic – this label does not meet our standards. Our ecological vision is deeper than the organic rules dictated by the European Union, and we do not support the voracious and incoherent machine of bureaucracy that comes with it.
For us, humans are co-inhabitants on this planet, and must live in respectful cooperation with other living beings. We don’t overuse them and we don’t force them, but we accompany each other in gentle interactions. That is to say: we recycle and we avoid waste. When harvesting we always leave enough for the plant to reproduce, we do not shave the spots. We ask their permission and thank them. This practice is called “Honorable Harvesting” by indigenous peoples. Co-cultivation is preferred over monoculture and soil improvement for plant health over treatments. We don’t push them to be productive but we respect their break cycles.
No animal additives:
Our products are vegan. Indeed, the raw materials have not been treated with products of animal origin and we do not use any in our manufacturing process.
But how can a wine or distillate not be vegan? For stabilization, fining and filtration, the use of several animal products is permitted: beef blood, egg white, fish bladder, gelatin and milk.
For those who are strict: It is fair to say that there are estates that use animals (sheep, cows, horses and pigs) to maintain the vineyard. Since these animals have a good life walking around outside, we don’t mind.