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Absinthe Apocalypse Tasting Notes by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Apocalypse is an unusual absinthe – unusual for us to make it the Absinthe of the Month of January, anyway, as we tend to dismiss anything that comes in a skull bottle. This absinthe, however, is a real, handmade, distilled Verte with a citrusy taste. Judging from the color alone you’ll be able to see that this is a real absinthe!

Read Marc Thuillier’s Tasting Notes on Absinthe Apocalypse!


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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 There are other distillers doing the same (more…)

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Cocktail Ideas For Valentine’s 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! (more…)

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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 Berthe de Joux 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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