Author: Stefanie

Christmas Holiday 2018-2019 – Order dates & Customer Service

For customers in the European Union: Please place your order before December 19th 2018 and select express delivery at the checkout in order to receive your goodies in time for Christmas. If you want to receive your parcel before New Year’s Eve, make sure to order before midday, December 20th 2018.
For customers in all other countries (e.g. in the USA, Australia, Japan): Please place your order before December 18th 2018 and select express delivery at the checkout in order to receive your goodies in time for Christmas. All orders sent by Express to countries outside Europe will arrive in 2-4 days.

All orders placed before December 20th will be sent out before December 24th 2018.

Our team is on holiday between December 22nd 2018 and January 1st 2019. Of course, you can place orders as usual during this time, but they will only be dispatched starting January 2nd 2019.

Any emails or queries received after December 21st will be replied to starting January 2nd 2018.

All the team at Absinthes.com wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Friendly greetings from Alfred, Andrew, Gunnar, Miriam, Xaver and Stefanie

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Easter egg hunt on Absinthes.com

We’ve hidden 2 Easter eggs in the product descriptions on Absinthes.com. Now it is up to you to find them. And you can claim your prize immediately when you place an order.

You can win one of these prizes:

  • 15% off your entire order
  • a bottle of Absinthe Vivide 10cl for free

 

You’ll find discount codes written on the eggs. Enter these codes at the checkout in order to see which prize you’ll receive together with your order.

Our Easter egg hunt ends on April 1st, 11.59 pm CEST.

 

An example of how the eggs look. Please note that these codes are for illustration purposes only – you’ll find the right discount codes in the product descriptions on Absinthes.com.

We wish you a very happy Easter and fun searching!

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Christmas Holiday 2017-2018 – Order dates & Customer Service

For customers in the European Union: Please place your order before December 20th 2017 and select express delivery at the checkout in order to receive your goodies in time for Christmas. If you want to receive your parcel before New Year’s Eve, make sure to order before midday, December 21st 2017.
For customers in all other countries (e.g. in the USA, Australia, Japan): Please place your order before December 18th 2017 and select express delivery at the checkout in order to receive your goodies in time for Christmas. All orders sent by Express to countries outside Europe will arrive in 2-4 days.

All orders placed before December 21st will be sent out before December 24th 2017.

Our team is on holiday between December 23rd 2017 and January 1st 2018. Of course, you can place orders as usual during this time, but they will only be dispatched starting January 2nd 2018.

Any emails or queries received after December 23rd will be replied to starting January 2nd 2018.

All the team at Absinthes.com wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Friendly greetings from Alfred, Andrew, Marion, Miriam and Stefanie

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Christmas with Absinthe – Christmas gift ideas and more

The Christmas season is one of the most beautiful times of year for me. The first snow falls, you meet your friends at the Christmas market and enjoy the first mulled wine together: where I live, in Freiburg, there is a wonderful traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt. If I’m lucky, when I get home I am greeted by the lovely smell of freshly made cookies, meaning my boyfriend has been baking for me.

The only stressful part is the search for the perfect Christmas presents for my loved ones.

To make your search a little bit easier, we put together a selection of Christmas gift ideas. We offer a wide range of gift sets with absinthe, high quality spirits, accessories and much more. If you’re looking for a special gift idea, then Absinthes.com is the right place for you.

We also have a delicious Absinthe Eggnog recipe that fits perfectly with the Christmas season.

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Absinthe Francois Guy Tasting notes by Stefanie

absinthe Francois GuyAt a strength of 45%, Francois Guy has one of the lowest alcohol contents among all absinthes. Thanks to its mild and well-balanced taste this is the perfect real absinthe for beginners and absinthe experts alike.

The Guy distillery in Pontarlier, France has been making absinthe since 1890. In addition to absinthe, the family-owned business also produces liqueurs,  eaux-de-vie and aperitifs.

 

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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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