Media Attention for Toulouse Green, Riz and Atelier Vie

Todd Price on Nola.com: “Atelier Vie is going green. The local distillery, which launched last year, has been selling a red “new school American absinthe” along with the Buck 25 infusing vodka. On June 29, they will release a traditional green absinthe called Toulouse Green along with an unusual rice whiskey.”

Scott Hunter at Nola Defender: “Absinthe enthusiasts and locavores, rejoice! Local artisan distiller Atelier Vie is going green. Toulouse Green. On June 29-30, New Orleanians’ thirst for a traditional, locally produced absinthe shall be quenched.

Following last year’s successful release of the edgy, hibiscus-infused Toulouse Red Absinthe, this weekend the public is invited to hop, skip and stumble over to Atelier Vie (1001 S. Broad) from 10am to 1pm and be amongst the first to snag a bottle of their latest creation: Toulouse Green Traditional Absinthe.”

Maria Clark, New Orleans City Business: “Local distillery Atelier Vie is releasing two new products in time for its first anniversary. The distillery, which was founded in 2011 but became fully licensed last year, focuses on developing handcrafted liquors using traditional methods and classic recipes from the 1800s.

Toulouse Green, a traditional green absinthe, and Riz, a Louisiana rice whiskey, will be available for sale at its Broad Street distillery starting this weekend. Altelier Vie has four products total, including Buck 25, a high proof vodka, and Toulouse Red, a red absinthe. Both are available at area retailers, bars and restaurants.”

Tim McNally’s Happy Hour Blog: “If esoteric is your direction, then look to another local distillery, Atelier Vie, located in Mid-City, under the Broad Street Overpass, right where you would expect a distillery to be located. Yea, right.”

Emily Hingle, Where Y’at: “It’s indisputable that there is an interest in and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Louisiana and, in particular, New Orleans. It’s kind of one of the things that led us to starting this distillery. Although there is this gigantic consumption here, very little is actually produced here. We’re working to rectify that balance. We’re working hard with our do-it-yourself attitude to bring great spirits to New Orleans, and we look forward to many years ahead.”

Leanne Myers-Boone, Country Roads Magazine: “It is very versatile. It is colored with red hibiscus flowers and has a candy-like taste with notes of liquorish. Toulouse Red can be found around Baton Rouge and New Orleans.” Country Roads recipe! – The Toulouse.

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