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15 most popular absinthes of 2015

100 years after the absinthe ban, 2015 was a good year for absinthe (the release of Swedish Vit and Grön 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.  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

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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.

 

 

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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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Fête de l’Absinthe in Boveresse 2013

Dear friends,

Just like the past few years, our team was on their way to the Val-de-Travers to visit the annual Fête de l’Absinthe in Boveresse, located near the Jura mountains. Plenty of people working in absinthe, absinthe lovers and enthusiasts travel to Switzerland each year to drink absinthe, and to spend the weekend with a group of friends or colleagues who share the same passion. Conversations evolve mainly around the green fairy, and one can get to know nearly all facets of the absinthe world, which makes this weekend a unique experience (at least for us!). (more…)

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Absinthes.com introduces the Artemisia Bugnon 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.

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

The owner of this distillery, Claude-Alain Bugnon, was the first clandestine distiller granted legal status by the Swiss government in the spring of 2005.

 

                             Claude-Alain preparing the herbs for his next absinthe distillation

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