Genevan tries to recapture taste of forbidden absinthe
The Val-de-Travers is Switzerland’s capital for Absinthe making and the mythical home of alcohol. The clandestine tradition was kept alive there for nearly a century until the ban on the alcohol was lifted in 2005. But this year, in a break with tradition, it’s the canton of Geneva that’s home to the big winner of the Swiss Forum of Spirits. Absinthe maker René Wanner took home seven gold medals. WRS’s Jordan Davis visited him in his distillery in the town of Plan-les-Ouates.