100 years after the absinthe ban, 2015 was a good year for absinthe (the release of Swedish Vit and GrĂ¶n Opal absinthes, Absinthe Apocalypse, Absinthe du Centenaire). Next year might be even better – who knows what the best absinthe of 2016 will be?
At the start of every new year, we like to draw up a list of our most popular absinthe brands. We know a lot of absinthe fans are curious to see the results.Â So here we are: a list of the 15 Top Selling Absinthes of 2015.
Discover where your favourite absinthes come in the list!
Let the countdown begin! Let’s start with number 15.
15. Absinthe Butterfly
What makes this absinthe so interesting?
Inspired by an American absinthe from the early 1900s, Butterfly Absinthe has a complex aroma with notes of citrus (lemon and mandarin), spices and mint.
Alongside this exotic profile, the scent of wormwood from the Val-de-Travers is powerful and unmistakeable.
Learn more about Absinthe Butterfly.
Last order dates
For European customers: If you want to receive your parcel this year, make sure to order before midday, December 22nd 2015.
All orders placed before this date will be sent out before December 24th 2015.
Searching for perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones?
Please make sure to place your order before the dates below, in order to receive your absinthe in time for Christmas:
15 December 2015
25 November 2015
Rest of World (inc. Australia and Japan):
25 November 2015
Dear absinthe lovers,
We’re back from an eventful weekend.
For the 15th year, the Absinthiades were held in Pontarlier last weekend. And this year was quite special: it was the 100th anniversary of the absinthe ban in France. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, absinthe distillers, sellers, historians, authors, collectors and absinthe freaks (we include ourselves among them) were reunited in Pontarlier.
It was the best Absinthiades for a long time. A long and exciting weekend, I prefer to talk about each day separately.
We stopped working earlier than usual and around 1:00 pm we headed towards Pontarlier.
Rather than stay in our usual hotel, we thought it was high time for change. And we found the perfect place, absolutely appropriate for an absinthe-tinged weekend: A turn of the century apartment complete with beautiful wooden and glass panelling inside. A belle-epoque treat! After we arrived, we dropped our bags and rushed over to where the action happens: the ThĂ©Ăątre Bernard Blier. And inside awaiting us, the facade of the Grand CafĂ© Georges: re-erected to resurrect the green hour, for just one weekend each year.
All the absinthes competing during the Absinthiades 2015.
Dear Absinthe Lovers,
Once again, the weekend went by way too fast!
As in previous years, our team took part in the FĂȘte de l’Absinthe. This Absinthe Festival is held annually in June in Boveresse, aÂ small town in the idyllic Val-de-Travers.
We were very happy to meet up with old friends, and share our common passion with Absinthe lovers, distillers and retailers. Of course there were also some new absinthes to be discovered this year! You may soon be able to find them on our website.
View of theÂ Val-de-Travers
We’ve hidden 3 Easter eggs on Absinthes.com – Now it’s up to you to find them!
Note: The eggs in this blog post do not count! The real eggs are all on different pages of Absinthes.com
All the eggs are marked with numbers showing the prize you can win:
At the beginning of every new year we compile a list of our top selling absinthes from the year that has just finished.
It’s always fun to see how your taste in absinthe compares to everyone else. Where have your favourite absinthes placed?
Are there any in the top ten you are yet to try?
Let the coutdown begin (we’ll of course start with place 15)!
15.Â Absinthe Francois Guy
What makes this absinthe so interesting?
FranĂ§ois Guy is more aniseed than average and is produced in the pure traditional way, according to an ancient house recipe. This absinthe will enchant both novices and confirmed absinthe drinkers.
FranĂ§ois Guy is produced from old methods of distillation guaranteeing the character of the traditional taste of absinthe.
Learn more aboutÂ Absinthe Francois Guy.
If you want to receive your order before Christmas day, choose Express Delivery and make sure to order before the 19th December. (Express delivery outside Europe is for non-alcoholic products only).
All orders with Standard Delivery received up until the 19th of December will be sent out before the 24th December 2014.
Our packing team is on holiday from the 24th December 2014 – 4th January 2015. You can place orders as usual during this time: orders received will be dispatched as soon as possible starting 5th January.
Any emails or queries received after the 22nd of December will be replied to starting on the 2nd of January.
From all the team here, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
After we spent quite a long time on planning and testing, we’re pleased to tell you that our very own absinthe, the Blanche Neige, is now available in a full-sized 500ml bottle.
Absinthe Blanche Neige 500ml
Blanche Neige is the name for our true, Swiss La Bleue from the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe. This absinthe is distilled by Gaudentia Persoz, one of the world’s most talented absinthe distillers, who has achieved great success with her own absinthes.
What makes Blanche Neige that extra bit different is a precious and priceless ingredient, GĂ©nĂ©pi. This Â aromatic herb, from the Wormwood family, grows wild in the Alps.Â What sets it aside from other blanche absinthe is the much larger variety of herbs.
An eventful weekend, which passed by so quickly.
As every year, we drove to Pontarlier, in France for one weekend in October. This year was 14th Absinthiades taking place from the 3rd to the 5th of the month.
Read Stefanie’s account of what we got up to, below, and find out which absinthe brands were awarded medals at the end of this article.