french absinthe

Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier FDC 3 ans Tasting Notes by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier is a timeless classic from the Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier. Three years ago, Dominique Rousselet, director of the distillery, decided to reserve part of a batch in order to age it in a oak barrel. 3 years later, here it is, finally, bottled and ready to be drunk. That’s exactly what Marc Thuillier did immediately after receiving his bottle. Here are his tasting notes:

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Absinthe Jade Terminus Absinthe Oxygenee Review by Marc Thuillier

Jade Terminus Absinthe Oxygenee is the latest (re)creation from Ted Breaux, Jade Liqueurs. The process used is similar to the one used by the famous distillery Cusenier back in the glory days. Cusenier were using a hot oxygenation process to make their absinthe appear as “pure” as possible to their customers. How does this process impact the taste of such a fine handcrafted absinthe? Marc Thuillier has tasted this one from a 2017 batch for Absinthes.com. (more…)

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Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orleans Review by Marc Thuillier

Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans is the only absinthe from the Jade line which is not a reproduction of a pre-ban absinthe. It is in fact the first creation from the Master distiller Ted Breaux in New Orleans, at home, way before he started to produce it in France at the Combier distillery, in Saumur. The Nouvelle-Orléans is thus an atypical absinthe which carry us to Louisiana, where it was born. Let’s see if Marc Thuillier is also carried away by this absinthe. (more…)

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Absinthe Gustave Tasting Notes by Andrew White & Jan Hartmann

Absinthe Gustave is the new and exclusive Verte by Absinthes.com. Aimed to take you back to the Belle Epoque, Absinthe Gustave is characterized by a strong wormwood profile and scarce botanicals such as calamus root. We gave a gave a sample of this exquisite absinthe to some of our most renowned absinthe experts:

Andrew White, who has been working at Absinthes.com for over six years.

Jan Hartmann, creator of the recipe for the best German absinthe “Vivide“.

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How to spell Absinthe

You have certainly already noticed that there are various ways of spelling our favorite spirit from the Val-de-Travers (a small region in Switzerland where absinthe was first ‘discovered’).  Absinthe, absinth, absynthe, absenta…which of these spellings then captures the real spirit of absinthe?!  The following explanations shine some light on the various spellings of absinthe.

Absinthe is French for wormwood (artemisia absinthium), (more…)

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