By on April 16

Absinthe Akveld’s Artisanale Verte Tasting Notes

Antoine RUEVERTE Absinthe Akvelds Artisanale Verte Tasting NotesThe beloved recipe from Serge Helfrich. After Serge stopped distilling his absinthe, Ton Akveld carried on distilling after Serge’s Recipe. Now, the recipe was passed onto his friend Sjaak Voois – he took over the distillery and will continue to preserve the original recipe.

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By on April 2

How To Taste Absinthe

Absinthiades 2012 Absinthes com021 300x201 How To Taste AbsintheHave you ever wondered how some people become experts in the world of absinthe, and why their opinion is valued so much by fellow experts, buyers, business men and absinthe lovers? Is it simply the amount of absinthe they have tasted throughout their career, or is it a special talent that is either there or not?
Or have you ever asked yourself how you can tell a good absinthe from a bad one, how to tell which herbs are included in which quantity compared to the other ones, and so on?

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By on March 15

Absinthe Chocolate Cake

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Absinthe and Chocolate go very well together – but why is that? The sweet aromas of fennel, and the liquorice taste of anise
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By on February 6

Absinthe Cream from Hapsburg – a pleasant surprise

111379 Hapsburg Cream Absinthe Liqueur 70cl moy Absinthe Cream from Hapsburg   a pleasant surpriseIf you are something of a spirits expert, it would be easy to dismiss Hapsburg Absinthe Cream out of hand, having tried other spirits in the Hapsburg absinthe range, which rather than being aimed at seasoned connoisseurs like yourself, who look for the most traditional of drinks, are clearly and unashamedly aimed at the young nightclubbing crowd.

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By on February 1

Oak Aged Valkyria Tasting Notes

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It’s here! The distillers at the Sankta Annas Bränneri announced their barrel aged version of their renowned Valkyria Absinthe a couple of months ago, and we’re proud that we were able to grab some for you!

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By on February 1

Barrel aged absinthe revisited

Oak barrel aged absinthes have been around for a while, and more and more distillers are experimenting with their absinthes recently. You have probably heard about La Clandestine VSO Barrique, a version of the La Clandestine Absinthe that aged in a barrel for six years.

Recently, the producers of Absinthe Valkyria have launched their barrel-aged version of their absinthe in Sweden, and on Absinthes.com. There are other distillers doing the same

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By on January 28

Cocktail Ideas For Valentine’s Day

5434949056 788b0b4450 b 300x200 Cocktail Ideas For Valentines Day Are you planning a romantic evening with your partner, in order to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day? Should you have your flower bouquet and the dinner plan already sorted out, then it’s time to start thinking about the drinks you’re going to serve at this special evening.

We collected some cocktail recipes and altered already existing ones, so they match the spirit of Valentine’s Day!

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By on January 16

The 15 most popular Absinthes of 2013

Since we keep regular records of our sales (of course!), I thought I should share our 15 top selling absinthes from 2013 with you. You probably bought at least one of them within the past 12 months, and have tried several. In any case, let the countdown begin!

15. Absinthe Berthe de Joux

Absinthe La Berthe de Joux 2013 70cl moy The 15 most popular Absinthes of 2013 What makes this absinthe so interesting?The Berthe de Joux absinthe is carefully distilled in the centennials alembics at Emile Pernot, using a wine alcohol base because of its silky and fruity notes, green anise because of its gourmands and spicy notes, fennel because of its rich mouth feel, grande Pontarlier wormwood because of its aromatic puissance and its herbaceous notes from our mountains, and other natural herbs kept secretive. The result is at the same time spicy, herbaceous, fresh, peppery and extremely complex.

Learn more about Absinthe Berthe de Joux

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By on December 6

Exclusive Interview with silversmith Kirk Burkett

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Kirk Burkett

Kirk Burkett is a trained jeweler by trade sine 1975. His mentor was none other than Bruno Sabonas, descended from the House of Fabergé. Kirk has developed his skills in crafting a unique piece from scratch to almost perfection, finishing each separate steps (whether that be polishing enamel, soldering shanks, or setting stones) by himself. Many of his counterparts at Fabergé and Cartíer tend to specialize in one of these steps, rather than mastering them all.

Our company has been collaborating with Kirk since 2010, but many years before that he had started to work with our partner, David Nathan-Maister. Kirk Burkett creates unique absinthe accessories from scratch, using his own hands. The range of spoons and grilles is entirely made of Sterling silver. Take a look at his fantastic pieces in our absinthe spoon section.

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By on November 22

Absinthe Blanche Neige Review by Marc Thuillier

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Marc Thuillier

Vintage spirits treasure-hunter, connoisseur and altogether good chap: Marc Thuillier is one of the world’s foremost authorities on absinthe. When old bottles are uncovered from a bricked-up cellar or dusty attic, Marc’s your first port of call to determine their vintage, quality, and value. His knowledge of modern absinthe is no less impressive, having experience and tasting skills paralleled by very few others in the world.

We’re honoured that Marc has lent us his formidable palate to review Absinthe Blanche Neige.

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Thuillier!

 

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