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 wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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

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The oldest absinthe bottle on earth

by Marc Thuillier

Back in November 2017, I was contacted by one of my treasure hunters who offered me a vintage bottle of absinthe that was found in the cellar of an ex-hotel located in the south of France (the ex-owners used to travel a lot to unearth unique and rare wines and spirits). The pictures he sent me were not great, but we – – bought it anyway, knowing that we had never been disappointed by this treasure hunter.




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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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