Esprit du Midi
Region: Autignac, Languedoc
Base: grape marc eau de vie
Process: base spirit flavored with botanicals
Sugar: concentrated grape syrup
Botanicals: anis, fennel seeds, licorice root, lentisc berries, cistus ladanifer blossoms. everything but the anis is foraged nearby. as it is hard to cultivate in the area, the anis is purchased from a friend who imports organic spices; the anis is from the Kampot region of Vietnam.