Sève is a liqueur made from the double distillation of fruits and herbs which are then aged in an oak barrel.
Sève is an amber colour with a sweet taste that clearly contrast between the strong alcohol and sweet sugar. Comprised of neutral alcohol, wine spirit, herbs and fruits (almonds, sloe, walnut skins…), sugar syrup and water. It is 40%.
This liqueur, drunk at the end of a meal, can be enjoyed chilled or or warm in a cup of coffee. In 1900, Central Sève ‘extra dry’ (from the distillery of the same name) was served in all good Parisian cafés and restaurants. It was also popular in Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the past, there were 48 distilleries in Limoges. Nowadays, only the Central Distillery continues this Limoges tradition.