The 15 most popular absinthe brands of 2014

At the beginning of every new year we compile a list of our top selling absinthes from the year that has just finished.

It’s always fun to see how your taste in absinthe compares to everyone else. Where have your favourite absinthes placed?

Are there any in the top ten you are yet to try?

Let the coutdown begin (we’ll of course start with place 15)!


15. Absinthe Francois Guy



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

François Guy is more aniseed than average and is produced in the pure traditional way, according to an ancient house recipe. This absinthe will enchant both novices and confirmed absinthe drinkers.

François Guy is produced from old methods of distillation guaranteeing the character of the traditional taste of absinthe.

Learn more about Absinthe Francois Guy.




14. Absinthe Butterfly



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Butterfly Absinthe is inspired by an American absinthe from the early 1900s, produced in Boston just before the US ban on absinthe in 1912.

Butterfly Absinthe has a complex aroma, with notes of citrus (especially lemon and mandarin), spices, and mint. Alongside this rather exotic profile is the powerful and unmistakeable scent of the renowned wormwood from the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.

Learn more about Absinthe Butterfly.



13. Absinthe Authentique



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Coming from the Emile Pernot distillery, the Authentique is an authentic absinthe, that was developed by Dominique Rousselet, Emile Pernot’s stillmaster.

Absinthe Authentique is a young, fresh and with more powerful than usual wormwood notes..

Learn more about Absinthe Authentique.




12. Absinthe Jade VS 1898



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

The Jade V.S. 1898 absinthe, a replica of the historical C.F. Berger, is an absinthe for connoisseurs.

This absinthe is wonderfully balanced, round and smooth, with just enough spiciness to make it really unique.

Learn more about Absinthe Jade VS 1898.




11. Absinthe Blanche Neige



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Blanche Neige is a Swiss La Bleue, a project by It is distilled by Gaudentia Persoz, one of the world’s most talented absinthe distillers.

What makes this absinthe so special is a precious ingredient: Génépi, a plant renowned for its aromatic qualitites.

It was awarded Gold at the Absinthiades 2014.

Learn more about Absinthe Blanche Neige.



10. Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans was created by T.A. Breaux

The taste is warm, rich and complex, a very unusual taste compared to the other Jades, but this one is creation rather than a reproduction of a vintage absinthe.

Learn more about Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans.




9. Absinthe Jade Terminus Oxygenee



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Jade Terminus is an homage to one of the best absinthes of the Belle Epoque: Cusenier Oxygenée.

To produce this absinthe, Ted Breaux decided to use a hot oxygenation process closely mirroring the original technique.

This absinthe has rested for an average of 3 years before bottling.

Learn more about Absinthe Jade Terminus Oxygenee.



8. Absinthe Berthe de Joux



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

The Berthe de Joux absinthe is offering you a unique trip not only back in the days where majestic flavours from the Belle Epoque absinthes can be rediscovered, but also a trip through our beautiful region with a rich aromatic bouquet full of fragrances from the Jura mountains.

It has very rich mountainous fragrances combined with a refinement reminding the greatest absinthes from the 19th century, a BIG surprise!

Learn more about Absinthe Berthe de Joux.




7. Absinthe Angélique Verte Suisse



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

A full flavour and complex aromatic palate define Angélique Verte Suisse. Something a bit different.

Angélique truly is a Swiss “Verte”, coming as it does from the Val-de-Travers in Switerland.

Learn more about Absinthe Angélique Verte Suisse.





6. Absinthe La Maison Fontaine Blanche



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

La Maison Fontaine is an ultra premium absinthe, handcrafted amongst the beautiful Jura Mountains in Pontarlier.

It has been masterfully refined using 15 natural herbs.

Learn more about Absinthe La Maison Fontaine Blanche.




5. Absinthe Jade Esprit Edouard



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

The Jade Esprit Edouard absinthe is a fabulously faithful reproduction of the famous Edouard Pernod 72° absinthe that was highly popular during the Belle Époque. It is absolutely correct to the original, from its delicate tint, to its refined texture and delightfully aromatic finish.

Learn more about Absinthe Jade Esprit Edouard





4. Absinthe La Clandestine



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Awarded the gold medal several times in contests, La Clandestine is distilled according to a recipe from 1935 including more than 10 plants.

An intensely enjoyable discovery!

Learn more about Absinthe La Clandestine.




3. Absinthe Jade 1901



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

The Jade 1901 absinthe from Ted Breaux is a replica of the historical Pernod Fils absinthe.

The taste is creamy with a juicy green anise in front, shortly followed by a kind of floral wormwood and a powdery hyssop, just like in a pre-ban Pernod Fils.

Learn more about Absinthe Jade 1901.




2. Absinthe Abisinthe Amer



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Abisinthe Amer 72 is a perfumed absinthe, powerful and full of aniseed flavours.

Ideal for an initiation to strong sensations.

Learn more about Absinthe Abisinthe Amer.





1. Absinthe Roquette



What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Unique among absinthes, Roquette 1797 absinthe gives us a glimpse of what absinthe was like starting its first steps on the road to becoming the most popular drink in France.

Roquette 1797 has been brought back to life from an unpublished, hand-written manuscript dating from the eighteenth century

Learn more about Absinthe Roquette.




What are your favorite absinthes?

If you’d like to know which absinthes have been our top sellers in 2013, click here to read our blog article about the 15 most popular absinthes of 2013.


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