Absinthe Distilleries

Whenever we get a chance to, we visit the distilleries we purchase our products from. We believe it’s important to work closely together and to benefit from each other’s experience in the absinthe market. Discover amazing photos of great people in prestigious and small distilleries.

Awen Nature – an organic absinthe distillery

In the small town Chevaigné in Brittany, France, Julien Fanny has founded the Awen Nature distillery, realizing a longstanding dream of his.

He produces the first, high quality organic spirits in Brittany. This includes, among others, 4 absinthes and one ‘almost-liqueur’ flavored using verbena , that we are now proud to offer you in our shop.

Today you’ll learn more about the small distillery, Julien’s bond with nature and tradition, and his use of traditional production methods. And most importantly – Julien’s willingness to experiment and innovate – of the 4 absinthes released by Awen Nature, 3 of them use completely innovative plants to give them colour: Saffron, Verbena and something wild and secret Julien would not share with us!

Awen Nature distillery
Julien Fanny with the copper bain marie stills and his organic spirits

(more…)

Read More

Discover the Svensk Absint distillery

In a small town in Sweden, something special is going on. Using wild-foraged and home-grown herbs, made on an absolutely tiny scale, two new absinthes are being distilled: Grön Opal, and Vit Opal are these absinthes.

Today we take a first look at these brand new artisan spirits, and speak to the two makers about how they ended up setting out on the grand adventure of starting up a distillery, and some of the hurdles they faced along the way.

 

The history and development of the distillery

Back in 2009, two friends, Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist, decided to set up a distillery.

After overcoming many administrative barriers, they ran series of test distillations. In May 2014, the results of their hard work was ready: the recipe for Absinthe Grön Opal and the Absinthe Vit Opal was finalised. In 2015, Absinthes.com made these two absinthes available to people the world over.

Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist
Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist

(more…)

Read More

Discover the Zufanek distillery

Today we’ll introduce a Czech distillery to you, specialized in the production of fine, artisanal spirits. The Zufanek distillery is a family business, best known outside the Czech Republic for their absinthe. The best kept secret however is their exceptional liqueurs and eau-de-vies. The family started their absinthe production in 2008, after a lot of trial distillations, research and input from experts. From then on, all the absinthe made by this distillery has been a wonderful success!

The history of the Zufanek Distillery

Josef and Maria Zufanek founded the distillery in 2000, together with their sons (Josef, Martin and Jan). The company’s mission is: to specialize in the production of all-natural spirits and liqueurs, especially Slivovitz, that is, plum brandy.

zufanek-distillery

The Zufanek distillery is located in the village Borsice u Blatnice in Czech Republic. All fruits used for the production of spirits and liqueurs are cultivated in the family’s own fruit orchards. These orchards are both close to the distillery, and more importantly, in one of the best locations in the country for growing plums. The climate, as well as the local soil, rich in minerals, are very favorable for growing fruits in this area. All the fruit is certified organic quality. (more…)

Read More

The Pernod distillery in Thuir

The Pernod distillery in Thuir is located in one of the historic homes of the brand near Perpignan, in Southern France. The distillery is part of Pernod’s factory where Suze, Byrrh and the firm’s wine-based aperitifs, are produced. It was officially opened in October 2013.
Pernod began the 2-year long construction of the site after the French law-makers voted to lift the nation-wide ban in 2011.

destillerie_pernod

(more…)

Read More

Absinthes.com introduces the Francois Guy Distillery

 

It’s time for another distillery feature! Today, we’ll introduce the popular Guy Distillery to you, most famous for their Absinthe François Guy, which a few of you probably have tried before. Found in 1890, this distillery benefits of more than 120 years of experience in absinthe distillation.
In addition to absinthe and Pontarlier-Anis, the Guy distillery also produces traditional liqueurs, eaux-de-vie, aperitifs, and preserved fruits.

Read More

Absinthes.com introduces the Neuzeller Abbey Distillery

Dear friends,

As you probably know, we are presenting a distillery of where we get our absinthes from. It has been a while since our last distillery feature, but at least it is safe to say that this will be a very interesting one. We’re going to introduce the Neuzeller Distillery to you today, popular for their Neuzeller absinthes, such as Malvales. Each absinthe is flavoured with a different flower, which makes each product simply unique. (more…)

Read More

Absinthes.com introduces the Gaudentia Persoz distillery

Dear friends,

As you might already know, we are featuring one of our distilleries each month. We’ll give you some information on their background, their history and their products. We’ll also offer you a chance to explore their products.

Today, we continue this series with a distillery from Couvet, located in the Val-de-Travers, Switzerland, also known as the birthplace for absinthe: Gaudentia Persoz.


              Gaudentia (left) dressed up as the Green Fairy at the Absinthe Festival. (more…)

Read More

Absinthes.com introduces Die Grüne Fee Distribution

Dear friends,

Today, we would like to introduce a new enterprise to you, that endorses artisanal and  traditionally produced absinthes from Switzerland: Die Grüne Fee Distribution GmbH(English: Green Fairy Distribution).
b
Die Grüne Fee Distribution GmbHis distributing handcrafted Swiss absinthe products from the Val-de-Travers. Preserving the authenticity and originality of Swiss absinthe is something very close to the company’s founders’ hearts. This is why their products are made entirely by small-scale producers using natural ingredients.Their 7 absinthes are all made after the highest quality standards, and covers a broad spectrum of ingredients and tastes. Now available at Absinthes.com. You might even be surprised, because some of the distillers of these absinthes you know very well!
b
bb
b

Read More