The Serpis Absinthes are extremely popular among absintheurs and novices, probably because of their unique, red color. Absinthe Serpis Classic is quite strong with its 65% vol. Its sibling, Absinthe Serpis Dry is much more mellow with 55% and is an absinthe without anise. (more…)
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…)
Colour: Clear and transparent.
Aroma: Fresh and sweet, a strong note of anise, and a slight piquancy from the high alcohol level.
Louche: Beginning slowly, L’Originale stays clear for a long time (again because of the higg strength). As soon as the louche begins to form, it almost immediately turns completely white. As white as cotton wool!
Taste: Very round and pleasant. Very complex for a ‘La Bleue’ absinthe. The first sip is fresh and sweet. Because the absinthe has been mixed with an appropriately large amount of water, the alcohol taste has almost gone, with just enourhg remaining to round off the sweetness.
Finish: L’Originale stays on the palate for a long time, the anise taste remaining on the tongue. In the finish comes the wormwood, subtly, rounding off this absinthe’s combination of botanicals wonderfully.
Overall Impression: A great absinthe, that has all the attributes of a typical Swiss La Bleue, and through its great roundness and balanced character manages to to be one of the best La Bleues! L’Originale tastes lightly sweet and fresh, and has at the same time a certain bite to it. An exquisite combination!
Colour: Tending towards the yellow more than green, somewhat transparent, but pleasantly natural.
Louche: Abisinthe 45 becomes cloudly slowly as water is added, ending up very thick. The colour at the end is yellowish.
Aroma: Floral and with light woody notes in the background. Pleasant and not overcomplicated.
Taste: This absinthe taste very fresh, and becuase of the low alcohol content is very easy drinking. Bitter wormwood comes through clearly at the end.
Overall Impression: Abisinthe 45 is fresh and not overly complex, lending itself to newcomers still getting used to the at-first overwhelmingly complex herbal palette of absinthe. A good quality absinthe that offers good value for money.