… grouped after their country of origin.
Absinthe La Valdetra Verte is something fairly rare: There aren’t many green absinthes distilled in Switzerland. Absinthe La Valdetra Verte is not just a clever word play (..it’s distilled in the Val-de-Travers…), it’s a premium absinthe distilled by one of the very few female absinthe distillers worldwide, Gaudentia Persoz. Her green absinthe is renowned for it’s lovely fennel profile and a nice, natural sweetness. Let’s find out more!
Absinthe La Blanche is, as the name suggests, a clear absinthe! Unlike most clear absinthes, called “La Bleues” that are made in Switzerland, this one is distilled in France, and French white absinthes offer very different aroma profiles than Swiss Bleues, which is a nice change once in a while. Let’s see what Stefanie thinks of this absinthe!
Angélique is the “green” big sister of the Clandestine from Claude-Alain Bugnon (68% versus 53%). Produced in the Artemisia distillery in the Val-de-Travers, its recipe includes 12 different herbs, with of course, as the name itself indicates: angelica (Angélique in French).
It is supposedly rebel and wild, let’s see what Marc Thuillier thinks of this Verte:
Absinthe Esmeralda is a Swiss Verte (which is fairly rare as most Swiss distillers focus on creating delicious Blanches) by Philippe Martin, and their first Verte at all! A lovely bottle with an artistic label promises a lot. Absinthe expert Marc Thuillier has tasted this absinthe – let’s see what he thinks!
Absinthe Abisinthe Amer 72 is probably one of the most renowned French absinthes for beginners and absinthe enthusiasts. It has the highest legal thujone level which is a factor many novices strive for. However, we’ve visited the Lemercier distillery a long time ago, and know that their absinthes are made using only natural ingredients, and after old, traditional recipes. This is why we think Abisinthe Amer offers much more than just an introduction into the world of absinthe. Let’s see what Stefanie thinks about it.
Yet another specialty from Sweden – Absinthe Quarantaine. It’s distiller Thor Wallgren wants to create an absinthe which is real, rich, and affordable for everyone. It’s true that at least his absinthe price is extremely generous – but let’s see what Vintage Absinthe Expert Marc Thuillier thinks after tasting it for Absinthes.com. (more…)
La Clandestine. This absinthe must be one of the most popular absinthe brands available. Is it due to it’s interesting blue bottle, it’s charming distiller who always likes to wear his blue coat and Shepherd’s hat while distilling absinthe? Is it because this distiller chose to distill absinthe even while it was illegal in Switzerland? Perhaps, it may just be its exquisite taste – let’s see what Absinthe Expert Marc Thuillier thinks!
This Swiss absinthe is distilled at the Val-de-Travers, in one of the oldest buildings that are recorded to be associated with absinthe. According to the distillers of the Absinthe des Chats, ancestors have been cultivating herbs for absinthe on this land since 1777. The relatively young absinthe distiller Kevin Nebel combines today’s ideas with the prestige and excellence in absinthe distilling from the Val-de-Travers.
A German absinthe from Berlin. Double distilled after a trandtional recipe for a classic Swiss Bleue from the Val-de-Travers, the birth place of absinthe. Sounds like a promising combination: Swiss know-how in making absinthe, and German accuracy! The La Berlinoise absinthe comes along slightly stronger than a standard Bleue – at 60% vol. the La Berlinoise is said to offer more intense notes of wormwood. Miriam tasted this absinthe, let’s find out. (more…)