About L'Atelier du Bouilleur
We’re a craft distillery of natural spirits, located in the south of France, working with respect for nature and creating high quality spirits. We distill on demand for professionals and amateurs, as well as create our own spirits, among others Fine Faugères, the brandy traditional to this region.
Member and co-founder of «Association Alambic – Syndicat des Distillateurs Indépendants»
Initiator of the «Manifeste de la Gnôle Naturelle» (Natural Booze Manifesto) www.gnolenaturelle.eu / www. naturalbooze.eu
At the old site of their former cooperative distillerie in Autignac near Montpellier, the “Union des Distillerie de la Méditerranée” hosts our little craft distillery. It owes its existence to several collaborations, just as its legal form is also one of cooperation:we are a scop (cooperative and participative association). We distill mainly wine and know the winemakers and their way of working personally. The same goes for the other ingredients: it’s mainly our friends who pick the juniper berries and wild herbs or who supply the Verbena. This way we ensure the high quality of our products and avoid the nasty surprises that sometimes come with anonymous market relations. All our spirits are handmade in local, natural and vegan production.
Distilling to us means to be inspired by the generations that used the alambics before us, to take time with our organic ingredients in order to extract their “spirit”, as say the alchemists.
The south of France – everybody’s dream : the sun, the flavours, good food and wine, tranquility and the good life… a good summary of what we fill into our bottles and present to you here, the spirit of southern France, in the direct sense of the word.