Six years ago yesterday, I made my very first own absinthe. Today, the improved third batch of my „Absinthe Vivide“ is going on sale. Back then, I would have hardly imagined ever doing this commercially, so how did it come to this?
Jan Hartmann is co-founder of Aixsinthe, a young team of aspiring absinthe distillers. They’re about to release their third batch of their successful Absinthe Vivide! Being a Chemist, Mr. Hartmann has a unique perspective toward absinthes which he wants to share with the Absinthes.com readers today.
Almost everybody of Absinthes.com went on a trip to Switzerland last weekend. We went to the annual absinthe festival in the Val-de-Travers in in the Swiss Jura mountains where absinthe was invented in 1792. The festival is originally called “Fête de l’Absinthe” as the Val-de-Travers is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Every year, local absinthe distillers offer their absinthe brands on stalls in the street and explain how to drink absinthe or what absinthe is to curios visitors. Many absintheurs from all over the world use this opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss our most beloved spirit.
You think absinthe and Prague somehow goes well together? We agree!
While wandering through the old town of Prague, you find bottles of absinthe everywhere. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them are rather fauxinthes with a bright green color. Still, it was amazing seeing a whole city fall for absinthe. Being a tourist, one should only be careful to double check what you’re buying!
Some people enjoy drinking absinthe with sugar. I don’t condemn them, even though a sugar cube associated with absinthe quickly leads people to believing that one is meant to burn the sugar cube. This however has nothing to to with how to drink absinthe the traditional way – it’s a Czech marketing technique which originated in the 90’s. Learn more here. (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…)
At the start of every new year, we like to look back at our most popular absinthe brands of the last year. That’s what we’ve done 2017 as well!
Today there exist quite a few different absinthe brands, which makes the choice a little bit hard sometimes. Our list of the 15 Top Selling Absinthes of 2016 can help you with your choice.
The best absinthes are not only produced in France or Switzerland, but also in Great Britain, Sweden or Czech Republic.
So here we are: a list of the 15 favorite absinthes of our customers!
Let the countdown begin! Let’s start with number 15.
Adnams Rouge is one of the very few red absinthes. The color is obtained entirely naturally from hibiscus flowers.
A complex and floral absinth with a pretty rose louche.
Learn more about Absinthe Adnams Rouge.
Last Saturday (17th December 2016) we officially opened our new absinthe shop in the heart of Freiburg, in the Black Forest, Germany. We have to admit to a certain amount of pride at how Die Alte Apotheke – The Old Pharmacy – has turned out after months of preparation.
Now we have the opportunity to introduce a lot more people to our favorite beverage, and to be able to enchant our visitors with the absinthe ritual in person. For us it’s important that everyone who comes through our doors can learn about absinthe – as much as they want to, that is – and gets the best advice possible from one of us.
With this goal in mind, we started the great task of how our shop would look, and deciding which absinthe to present (the answer – only what we would drink ourselves). Once that was decided, the the real work started: restoring and decorating the pharmacy and its beautiful original furniture within the space of only a couple of weeks.
For European customers: If you want to receive your parcel before New Year’s Eve, make sure to order before midday, December 22nd 2016.
All orders placed before this date will be sent out before December 24th 2016.
Our team is on holiday between December 24th 2016 and January 1st 2017. Of course, you can place orders as usual during this time, but they will only be dispatched starting January 2nd 2017.
Any emails or queries received after December 23rd will be replied to starting January 2nd 2017.
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