Serving Studer Eaux-de-Vie at Constance Hotels

Our Head Sommelier, Jerome Fauré, takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Studer Distillery that’s been making its famous eaux-de-vie and liqueurs for over 100 years.

Laguna Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice
Laguna Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Studer Distillery

The Studer Distillery has been in existence in Switzerland since 1883, in the canton of Lucerne in the north-west foothills of the Swiss Alps.

It produces eaux-de-vie and liqueurs famous for their true flavour. This is thanks to a quality distillation process using water from a privately-owned source. This is an important element in obtaining purity in alcoholic drinks.

The Studer Distillery is very much a family business, in which tradition and innovation happily co-exist. The traditions owe much to the hard work and recipes of its founder, Hans Studer, who had perfected his craft in Cognac in France.

As an aside, it is worth recalling that, in 2005, the Swiss ban on absinthe was lifted, so Studer dusted down its recipe and recommenced distillation!

Embracing change through the generations

The firm is not afraid of innovation as its products’ sophisticated and contemporary-style packaging shows. The fourth generation took over the family firm 100 years after its founding.

Award-winning company

Ivano Friedli-Studer and Käthi Friedli-Studer have been very successful and this year they carried off several prizes at the International Spirits Award organised by Mundus Vin, including:

  • 5 gold medals
  • 4 silvers
  • an unusual and exceptional pear eau-de-vie named as the best fruit-based eau-de-vie 2011
  • the coveted title of the Distiller of the Year.

These outstanding eaux-de-vie are available in all our hotels.

Enjoy €300 credit per day at Constance Ephélia spa villas

Constance Ephelia Resort, spa villa

Luxurious spa villa

Enjoy €300 credit per day, per spa villa at Constance Ephélia to spend on luxurious spa treatments of your choice.

This fabulous offer allows you to really pamper yourself with a range of treatments, which can be taken in your spa villa or at the Spa Village.

Offer valid until 23 December 2011.

Find out more information about the spa villa exclusive deal, including terms and conditions, from the online booking section of the Constance website.

The most decadent dessert in the Indian Ocean

Constance Halaveli is a thoroughly luxurious offering floating amidst the turquoise beauty of the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives.

Water villa at Constance Halaveli

Luxurious water villa

Designed in the shape of a dhoni, the traditional Maldivian boat, Halaveli is a place so restful you’ll feel the stress of daily life seeping away as you enjoy the knockout food, exquisite surroundings and exemplary personal service.

All of this combines to make it the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or anniversary.

Our Pastry Team has been busy concocting a dessert to match such an event, and they’ve come up with this melt in your mouth creation – the most decadent dessert in the Indian Ocean.

 

It includes some truly indulgent ingredients:

 

 

Dessert from Constance Halaveli

Dessert decadence

  • Crystal champagne
  • blend of different Remi Martin cognacs, some vintages up to 100 year old
  • Valrhona chocolates
  • black winter truffles
  • 24 carat gold leaf
  • handmade sugar roses

The dessert can be ordered in advance for weddings, engagements, anniversaries or any other celebration you can think of. Visit our Constance Facebook photo album to see more photos of this delicious creation.

Sound tempting? Find out more about Constance Halaveli:

Top beauty tips for winter weddings

Winter weddings can be thrillingly romantic. If you’re getting married soon, take inspiration from our round up of beauty and make up blog articles to help guarantee you look radiant on your special day.

Newly married couple
Romance of a winter wedding

Inspiration for winter brides
Make up, dresses, hair styles – it’s all in here from Beauty for Brides.

 AW 2011 make up trends
Looking at the hottest make up trends from MAC, and how to adapt them for your wedding day from the Modern Wedding Blog.

Beauty tips
Seasonal, on trend beauty tips from The Knot.

Hair tips
Up-do’s, on-trend pony tails or romantic wavy tresses… there are ideas here for everyone from the Modern Salon.

And don’t miss our articles on getting married or honeymooning at Constance Hotels:

Weekly round up: 7-13 November 2011

This weekly feature offers a round-up of the content on our blog from the past week, in case you missed anything.

Giant gingerbread house at Constance Halaveli

Structure for the gingerbread house is now complete

Split into categories, it’s another way for you to easily find the posts of value to you.

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Behind the scenes

Inspiration

Spa & sports

Winner announced for our name the sea creature competition

We recently ran a Name that sea creature competition and have received fantastic entries. Thank you to everyone who has entered. We have read through every entry and after much deliberation we selected 3 winners. See below to see if you have won and we will be announcing a new competition soon.

Clark's anemone fish

Clark's anemone fish

Our winning name is Mal-diva by Sam. Congratulations Sam, please get in contact with us (see below) to claim you Serge Lutens Fragrance.

Spotted unicorn fish

Spotted unicorn fish

Our winner is Le pinocciodes mers by Joy. Congratulations Joy, please get in contact with us (see below) to claim bottle of Art De Vignes wine.

Porcupine fish

Porcupine fish

 

And the winner of our Facebook porcupine fish competition is Seamore by Ella Laing.

Congratulations Ella, please get in contact with us (see below) to claim your magnum of Art De Vignes wine.

Congratulations to all our winners please get in contact with us via email (community@constancehotels.com)  Twitter or Facebook with your contact details.