Absinthe François Guy - 1L

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 27 customer reviews
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This absinthe is produced in the pure traditional way and will enchant both novices and confirmed absinthe drinkers.   Read the whole description

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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.

According to a recipe more than a century old, its colour is obtained entirely naturally from plants.
François Guy is produced from old methods of distillation guaranteeing the character of the traditional taste of absinthe. It is therefore no surprise that it won a prize three times in a row at the Absinthiades in Pontarlier.

A particular absinthe which merits being discovered!

Francois Guy received a gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole (CGA) 2016 and 2017 in Paris. It was also awarded a gold medal at the Absinthiades 2015.

Discover Stefanie's tasting notes at our blog.
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Guy, France

Founded by Armand Guy, this absinthe distillery is the last family-owned business in Pontarlier, where four generations of distillers have practised their art since 1890. In addition to absinthe and Pontarlier-Anis, the Guy distillery also produces traditional liqueurs, eaux-de-vie, aperitifs, and preserved fruits.

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By hik47

Added on the : 07/09/2017

I like the taste of Absinthe François Guy and will certainly order this again.

By Hik47

Added on the : 10/07/2017

It is very good. Thank you for sending it to me on time.

By darkhorse

Added on the : 06/01/2017

I recommend getting two bottles of this stuff. The first time I tried it It made me think of a nice cold refreshing summer time drink I let others with better senses than myself discuss the louche nose and so on
I have a confession to make on certain other absinthes (nothing I have ever ordered from this website) I have gotten half way through the glass and had to dump the stuff down the sink. As I was unable to stand the alcoholic sting. This did not happen with this stuff . It was a very nice very refreshing beverage. As a result my 1 L bottle disappeared quickly. I honestly felt that this may have been the first time I said to myself oh so that is what absinthe is supposed to taste like.

By elemile

Added on the : 03/12/2014

Proper peridot color, though a bit pale.
Slightly weak louche; can hardly handle more than a 1:2 ratio without start decaying.
Pleasantly conservative but plain taste charged towards anise; barely any wormwood.
General watery mouth feel saved by a refreshing quality; tamed but present numb finish.

CONCLUSION: Less than intriguing but fair for its price; no scam at all here.
Don't dilute it too much and it can get you going alright.

By Georges Méliès

Added on the : 25/11/2014

A very soft, delicate absinthe, it still has pure and appealing flavors that make it a delight. Probably best suited for summertime, it is certainly the best of the lighter style absinthes I have tried, and I will definitely use this as an introductory experience for absinthe newcomers. It's by far the best such "beginner" absinthe I've had, and one which I can thoroughly enjoy at the same time --- even if I prefer those with heavier body and alcohol. When compared to its closest competitors, e.g. Lucid and Vieux Pontarlier, this is far more complex and interesting. A tremendous bargain for the price.

By Martin Wandering

Added on the : 09/01/2014

Really lovely, light verte, perfect for a go-to everyday absinthe or introducing new initiates. Excellent without sugar, and delicious through the range from minimal dilution to heavily watered.

By Shari

Added on the : 18/10/2013

First time absinthe drinkers enjoyed this beverage. It is extremely mild. I prefer something with a bolder flavour but, I would not be opposed to having some of this on hand for those that liked its mildness. Very smooth.

By Larrydev

Added on the : 26/09/2013

Nice louche, very light and refreshing, one of my favorites.

By Bump Ferret

Added on the : 21/08/2013

Great "go-to" absinthe for every day drinking, if that's your bag. One of the first post-ban absinthes I tried and always keep in my cabinet a decade later.

By Thomas Boston

Added on the : 11/08/2013

A must-have-on-the-shelf absinthe. It is considered as a bit of a simpleton among some absintheurs. I must say that I beg to differ. Yes, it is a light absinthe with a limited amount of botanicals, but seeing complexity in the recipe as a quality in itself is a misconception. Francois Guy provides a profile that has focus two main components; green anise and the Pontarlier wormwood which shines through in a very balanced manner. In other words it provides beginners as well as hardcore absintheurs with a clean, refreshing experience allowing one to single out the notes of the wormwood. The bottle is very beautiful too, and promise a classic Pontarlier experience. Due to the low alcohol content and the subdued verte character, it can be used easily in cocktails. However, I recommend drinking this in a strong icecold dilution or even pure in order to set the herbal references. Highly recommended.

Drawbacks: I think the absinthe is somewhat expensive in comparison with others and due to the low alcohol content. A 68% version would be welcomed and would last longer.

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