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Biercée's emblematic lemon liqueur!
Eau de Villée is an exceptional lemon liqueur like no other. The result of a subtle assembly of our best distillates of lemon and four other fruit eaux-de-vie, also from our stills, it is named after a small stream that used to run behind the distillery.
This emblematic Biercée liqueur, invented in 1981, is only elaborated by our Master Distiller and his team in March, when the lemon season is in full swing. Picked from the best non-treated 'Primofiori' lemon trees in Murcia, these top-quality fresh lemons are brought by road from South-East Spain. Once they've arrived at the distillery, they're meticulously sorted and chopped up straight away, before being put to macerate in a fruit spirit in thermo-regulated tanks for several weeks.
Once the lemon aromas are sufficiently fixed in the mash, this is then distilled in our four Holstein copper stills (the Rolls Royce of stills). This distillation is conducted with the greatest precision and according to the rules of the art by our Master Distiller. After slow and gradual heating, he is able to extract the full quintessence of the lemons. And it's the clearest, purest distillate of the heart which is then stored in a conditioning tank for several months before being put into the famous iconic bottles of the Eau de Villée brand.
To enjoy its full splendour, Eau de Villée liqueur should be drunk neat and icy cold, at -20°, straight out of the freezer and in a tulip glass. The result will be a bouquet of citrus fruit and a zesty cascade in the mouth, the very soul of Biercée.
At home in both more traditional bars as well as trendier ones, you can also enjoy it in a cocktail.