Some people enjoy drinking absinthe with sugar. I don’t condemn them, even though a sugar cube associated with absinthe quickly leads people to believing that one is meant to burn the sugar cube. This however has nothing to to with how to drink absinthe the traditional way – it’s a Czech marketing technique which originated in the 90’s. Learn more here. (more…)
Last week, we had organized an Absinthe Tasting at our local store in Germany with absinthe distiller Gaudentia Persoz. She distills classic Swiss absinthes in the Val-de-Travers, the place absinthe was first invented.
Since she is one of the very few female absinthe distillers worldwide, we can with no doubt call her the green Fairy!
At a strength of 45%, Francois Guy has one of the lowest alcohol contents among all absinthes. Thanks to its mild and well-balanced taste this is the perfect real absinthe for beginners and absinthe experts alike.
The Guy distillery in Pontarlier, France has been making absinthe since 1890. In addition to absinthe, the family-owned business also produces liqueurs, eaux-de-vie and aperitifs.
Absinthe La Faucille is one of four organic absinthes produced at the Aymonier Distillery in France. This absinthe has a very light green color because the distillers macerate it only for a very short period of time. A real absinthe made only 10km away from Pontarlier, historically the most important location for absinthe production. The Aymonier distillery has the perfect location for both growing their own herbs at an ideal altitude, and collaborating with distillers from the area that have been making absinthe for many, many decades.
Absinthe Fleur d’Absinthe is distilled at Paul Devoille in Fougerolles, France. It was their first absinthe containing more fennel as usual in its recipe, due to a change of law in France regulating fennel and other herb contents in spirits. The Fleur d’Absinthe comes in a 70cl bottle with a wormwood sprig inside. (more…)
Many absintheurs and absinthe enthusiasts are looking for one thing in an absinthe: It has to be the best absinthe. It has to be the strongest absinthe. But what makes an absinthe “the best”?
Especially absinthe enthusiasts new to the world of absinthe are looking for absinthes that are high on thujone. Others look for as much ABV. as possible. (more…)