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Absinthiades 2015 – Once again, the weekend went by way too fast!

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.

Friday, 10/02/2015

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 Théâtre Bernard Blier. And inside awaiting us, the facade of the Grand Café Georges: re-erected to resurrect the green hour, for just one weekend each year.

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All the absinthes competing during the Absinthiades 2015.

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The 15 most popular absinthe brands of 2014

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. Absinthe Francois Guy

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What makes this absinthe so interesting?

François 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.

François Guy is produced from old methods of distillation guaranteeing the character of the traditional taste of absinthe.

Learn more about Absinthe Francois Guy.

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