Suze is a pleasingly bitter French apéritif made from the gentian root, which grows in the mountains of Switzerland and France. It invented in 1885 but it wasn’t until 2012 that French maker Pernod found an American importer, so it was much unknown to many outside of France.
Suze is pleasantly bitter with a soft citrus undertone, balanced sweetness with an overall refreshing lift. Ideal both for cocktails and for straight sipping as a pre- or post-dinner drink.
Suze is made by macerating gentian roots in neutral alcohol before being double distilled and blended with herbs and other botanicals that have also been macerated and then aged for 18 months in well seasoned casks.