Author: Kennie Bara

Absinthe La Grenouillarde Tasting Notes by Miriam

Bottle of La Grenouillarde absintheAbsinthe La Grenouillarde is an atypical Swiss Bleue distilled in Boveresse, Val-de-Travers. It distinguishes itself from the other Bleues by its higher alcohol content (65%) and its powerful aromas.

Its label can amuse or offend though… Why is there an indecent frog showing on this absinthe bottle??

Those of you who are into absinthe since a long time already know that label designs are mainly inspired from the historical traditions of absinthe and/or from the place where it’s produced. This is exactly the case of La Grenouillarde, but its history is even funnier.

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The 6 kinds of absinthe spoons

In a couple of previous articles “From 50mm to 2150mm: A review of absinthe spoons” and “The origins of absinthe spoons“, we had already dived into the world of absinthe spoons, their origins, how they’re meant to be used, their classifications and a few key numbers, but we hadn’t really talked about the different kinds of spoons that existed back in the good old days.

An absinthe spoon is the most emblematic and unavoidable accessory of the true absinthe ritual from the Belle Époque.

In David Nathan-Maister’s book “The Absinthe Encyclopedia” and on the “Musée Virtuel de l’Absinthe”, absinthe spoons are classified in 6 different categories.

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Absinthe Libertine 55: Tasting notes by Miriam

Bottle of absinthe Libertine 55 OriginaleAbsinthe Libertine 55 Originale has something rather special in it, just like her sisters Libertine 68 and 72. Let’s now discover what makes it interesting and how it tastes.

The first notable characteristic of the Libertine 55 is that it’s made from a blend of several distillates. In fact, during the production process, each herb coming in the final recipe is macerated into alcohol and then distilled on its own. Then all the distillates are mixed together according to a precise recipe and thus a very precise dosage. After a certain phase of maturation, the Libertine is ready to be bottled.

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