Author: Miriam

The Swiss Absinthe Festival 2018 (Absinthe en fête)

absinthe_en_fete_2018„The same procedure as every year“ would be something that described our annual trip the beautiful Val-de-Travers in the Swiss Jura Mountains quite right. We’ve been sharing our experiences and photos from each “Fête de l’absinthe” with you regularly, for the past ten years (at least this is where we think we started attending this annual gathering of absinthe friends). This year was new. This year was intriguing. This year, a lot had changed.
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The first German Absinthe Festival in Freiburg

first_german_absinthe_festivalFor years, we’ve been sharing stories from our trips to the Swiss Absinthe Festival in the Val-de-Travers, or the Absinthiades in Pontarlier, France with you. Being a part of this great absinthe community, it’s very important for us to get together at least once or twice a year to exchange news about absinthe, or just to catch up. The chance to talk to people who are just as passionate about absinthe is worth every journey, plus keeping in touch with absinthe distributors and distillers on a personal level is very important to us.

So we get together, we share some food, drink, and chat all night. Until after a day or two, we go back home to Germany, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Czech Republic or wherever else we’re from.

But why only Switzerland or France? We thought it’s time to host the first Absinthe Festival in Germany and bring distillers from all over the world together!

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Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Review by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans is the only absinthe from the Jade line which is not a reproduction of a pre-ban absinthe. It is in fact the first creation from the Master distiller Ted Breaux in New Orleans, at home, way before he started to produce it in France at the Combier distillery, in Saumur. The Nouvelle-Orléans is thus an atypical absinthe which carry us to Louisiana, where it was born. Let’s see if Marc Thuillier is also carried away by this absinthe. (more…)

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Absinthe Butterfly Review by Marc Thuillier

Every absintheur will eventually come across this absinthe sooner or later in their lives. Absinthe Butterfly is inspired by an American absinthe of the same name produced in the early 1900’s. A passionate absintheur from Boston, precisely where this absinthe was born, approached the talented distiller Claude-Alain Bugnon to make it reborn from its ashes. Absinthe Butterfly is quite atypical from what is usually produced by Claude-Alain, so let’s see what Marc Thuillier thinks about it…

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The Absinthiades 2017 – Looking for the best absinthe

by Miriam

Just like every year, the annual Absinthiades were held in Pontarlier, France last weekend. The competition defines the most interesting absinthes of the year, split in two categories: Verte and Blanche. And just like every year, we from Absinthes.com had to be there!

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We sent our own absinthe in the race: Absinthe Gustave It got some great feedback as it did before on Facebook, unfortunately it didn’t bring home a medal!

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