Abbaye de Cenon

Vielle Cure Liqueur Abbaye de Cenon 1920s

Vieille Cure, Societé Anonyme, Glass neck button

Provenance: Lombrail-Teucquam Varenne, 12/12/1998

Vielle Cure Liqueur Abbaye de Cenon 1920s (5239)
Golden colored liqueur made in Cenon (near Bordeaux), until 1986, based on various eaux de vie (Fine Champagne and Armagnacs) and 52 mountain plants, sugar syrup and honey.
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Size 70 cl
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 43.0 %
Bottled 1921
Button Glass neck button
Fill level High shoulder
Maturation Vieille
Seal Original cork damaged


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The distillery of the Old Cure (Vielle Cure) in Canon, France enjoyed its glory days in the early twentieth century. In 1866, Marcel Bussières (1835-1913) wanted to create a distillery in Bordeaux place Dauphine (now place Gambetta). But his request is rejected by the prefecture which considered the location inappropriate. Finally, it is in the heart of a vast area of 9 hectares on one of the most beautiful slopes of the town of Cenon, at "the site of the former monks' abbey he decides to implement his activity.  The formula, based on 52 plants, was developed to create a yellow liquor, even golden which he named "La Chaleureuse". It was obtained by the application of several mountain aromatic plants, seed, and bark and various spirits, sugar syrup, and honey. In 1909, it received the name "Old Cure", the name of the property that bordered the church of Saint-Romain de Cenon.  The adjoining image shows a stock certificate for Vielle Cure from 1921.