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Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~John Greer

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~ John Burroughs

June 5, 2008

Anis del Mono


Old signs of the famous spanish liquor Anis del Mono. [ Del Mono anisette is an anis-anisette from Spain with a particular story. The Catalan business man Vicente Bosch owned an anisette distillery and various merchant vessels. In one of voyages, they brought him a monkey from America that later lived in the distillery. By the end of the XIX century that distillery was known as "the distillery of the monkey" and their anis-anisette as "anis-anisette of the monkey". Some time later, they decided to put a picture of the body of the monkey with the face of Vicente Bosch as the logo on the bottle. Del Mono is considered to be the finest anis-anisette from Spain, is a very sweet, colorless, liquor made from anise seed and tasting of licorice, is sweeter than most anise-flavored liquors and has an intense and pleasing aroma ]

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

4 comments:

Hilda said...

I love the patterns of the dresses of the woman in the posters! And your story. Thank you for that. I've never tried anis-anisette, but now I want to because of your description.

Tony Y Natalia said...

BUENA COMPOSICION Y ME ENCANTA EL TRATAMIENTO QUE LE HAS DADO...EL QUE ME DA YUYU ES LA IMAGEN QUE APARECE TRAS EL CRISTAL..SALUDOS

Carraol said...

Hilda, thanks for visiting and for your comment. Tony y Natalia, muchas gracias por su visita.

Kike said...

¡Hola!
Soy Kike de Barcelona (Catalunya/España.
En relación a la famosa Etiqueta de Anís del Mono, quisiera aportar una aclaración.
La cara que figura en el Homínido de dicha Etiqueta es la de Charles Darwin, al que, Vicente Bosch (dueño de la fábrica del anís, quiso rendirle un HOMENAJE, en desagravio, por el maltrato popular, que por entonces tenía LA TEORIA DE LA EVOLUCIÓN, de Darwin.
Y lo refleja en el pergamino que el hom´ñinido lleva en su mano:
ES EL MEJOR.LA CIENCIA LO DICE. Y YO NO MIENTO.
Saludos cordiales.
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