HR Giger was named by Giger, and inspired by a book called „HR GIGER and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century“ written by Stanislav Grof. The book is the first one of its kind to analyze Giger's visionary world from a psychological perspective.
Giger became extremely popular after he designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic Alien – it even earned him an Oscar in 1980. But long before that, he came up with absurd and fantastic art work, sculptures. Often, his work evolved around the spooky and at times futuristic representation of human bodies and machines in a cold, interconnected relationship, which was described as „biomechanical“.
Giger died on May 12, 2014 at the age of 74 – his work, inspiration and unique taste will never be forgotten. This absinthe was the last project he worked on.
An elegant "Bleu" with a pleasant and strong Louche, filled with fennel and a subtle sweetness. H.R Giger Zeitgeist was created by Hans Rudolf Giger, inspired by a book called “HR GIGER and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century“ written by Stanislav Grof.
HR Giger Absinthe is distilled by Philippe Martin at La Valote Martin Distillery for Swiss Craft Distillers, using only 100% natural ingredients and herbs from the Val-de-Travers.
The botanicals include large and small wormwood, anise, fennel, peppermint, hyssop, sweet wood, lemon balm and other secret herbs. Wolfsmilch absinthe is produced in a small batch of 69 litres at the time.
A persistent yet delicate fennel aroma followed by anise and a touch of lemon balm.
The perfectly balanced herbs give the palate a satisfying long lasting sweetness that soothes the senses. This is a delicate absinthe with a mild bitterness. Enjoy HR Giger Zeitgeist with ice cooled water.
Mild, gentle and persistent.
H.R Giger Absinthe for Swiss Craft Distillers
The H.R Giger Absinthe range was created in collaboration with H.R Giger himself and the former clandestine distiller Francis Martin. The secret recipes have been passed down to Francis' son Phillipe Martin who continues to distil for Swiss Craft Distillers.
Swiss Craft Distillers is a producer of original Swiss Absinthes that works with local distillers, maintaining the authenticity and tradition of the spirits. Each distiller carries on the knowledge passed on from generation to generation, each of them has a story to tell through their recipes
The secret of the Absinthe La Valote Martin lies in the appreciation for the product, its history and its region. In 1910, the absinthe production was banned by the Swiss government however many clandestine distillers kept the tradition alive.
Francis Martin was one of them and when the ban was lifted in 2005, he decided to produce absinthe in accordance with the law, maintaining the authenticity of the product and the region. His recipe has not changed, absintheurs appreciate it as ever before. The eldest among them can often be caught saying that it reminds them of the Absinthe of their youth.