Author: Marc

Absinthe Eichelberger 83.2 tasting notes by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Eichelberger 83.2 is one of the strongest clear absinthes on the market simply because it’s bottled without any preliminary dilution, that’s what we call a “brute d’alambic”. That’s not impressive per se, because a high alcohol content means more water added in the glass, absinthe is never drunk neat after all (if you do it, then you have a problem). But what’s really interesting for me, knowing the Eichelberger range quite well, is of course its taste!

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Absinthe Jade Esprit Edouard tasting notes

The Jade absinthe range has a solid reputation among connoisseurs. Ted Breaux, its creator, had in mind in 2005/2006 the project of recreating mythic absinthes from the Belle Époque, including Pernod Fils, Berger, and the so famous Edouard Pernod. Today, you can get a glimpse of vintage absinthes when tasting the Jade Esprit Edouard absinthe. That’s the one we will talk about today with my humble tasting notes.

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Freiburg Absinthe tasting notes by Marc Thuillier

Another organic absinthe you shall say, one more on the list… Yes but! The Freiburg Absinthe comes from Germany and more importantly, it’s distilled with a grape pomace alcohol base, a very well known alcohol in Italy under the name Grappa. Absinthe + Germany + Organic + Grappa = way too many things? Do not draw conclusions too hastily and see my tasting notes instead.

This absinthe is made by Andreas Dilger, a very renowned winemaker in the Freiburg region of South Germany. He’s most well-known for his organic wines derived from biodynamic viticulture.

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Absinthe Valdetra Verte tasting notes by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Valdetra Verte is distilled by Gaudentia Persoz in Couvet, Val-de-Travers. There are still not many green absinthes in this Swiss region, and the road has been quite long to get there. In fact, only clear absinthes were clandestinely distilled there before the lift of the ban in Switzerland in 2005, simply because it required less herbs and less time than for making a Verte. The first green absinthes that popped up in the Val-de-Travers were sometimes not really pleasant to drink… Let’s see how they are today.

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The oldest absinthe bottle on earth

by Marc Thuillier

Back in November 2017, I was contacted by one of my treasure hunters who offered me a vintage bottle of absinthe that was found in the cellar of an ex-hotel located in the south of France (the ex-owners used to travel a lot to unearth unique and rare wines and spirits). The pictures he sent me were not great, but we – Absinthes.com – bought it anyway, knowing that we had never been disappointed by this treasure hunter.

 

 

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