We proudly hosted the first German Absinthe Festival in April last year. The idea is to arrange a small event where absinthe makers from all over the world get the opportunity to showcase their products. Apart from sampling absinthe, visitors could sit in on a range of seminars covering topics around the history and distillation of absinthe. Last April, we hosted the second version of our small absinthe fair, and were proud to have won over even more exhibitors than the year before. 18 absinthe makers presented their delicious range this year.
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 - Absinthes.com - bought it anyway, knowing that we had never been disappointed by this treasure hunter.
by Miriam Wolf Dear fellow absintheurs! We're happy to announce that we can now offer a large, permanent discount on our Blanche Neige Absinthe! The price per bottle (50cl) has dropped by $14 from to $74.50 to $60.50! Since we first launched this absinthe in 2014, we were now able to pass savings in production, packaging, bottling and shipping onto you.
The Emeraude by the Bovet distillery is a rather strong absinthe in appearance as it contains 77% alcohol. But under this appearance, it hides a very round and creamy taste that can surprise. This is the only Verte from the Bovet distillery. Let's see what if the connoisseur Marc Thuillier has been surprised by this verte.
By Miriam The Bovet Le Chat absinthe is made at a local family distillery in Switzerland, and can be described as a classic and typical Swiss Bleue. Since I have a weakness for all absinthes made in the Val-de-Travers (they are my kryptonite), I thought I'd seize the opportunity to let you in on my opinion about this one!
„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.
For 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!
Absinthe Philippe Lasala is one of the cheapest Spanish absenta, so one would expect a 'cheap' taste too, like some of the vile fluorescent oil mixes made in Czech Republic. But while it is not traditionally distilled and made from a mix of herbal essences, it definitely not has a 'cheap taste'. Marc Thuillier recently heard that the Lasala had improved over the years and was very curious to taste it. Here are his tasting notes.
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 Gustave barrel-aged is Absinthes.com's latest own absinthe. This version of Gustave has had its ageing finished in an oak barrel. Renowned absinthe expert Marc Thuillier had the opportunity to try the barrel-aged Gustave, and we'd like to thank him for sharing his tasting notes:
Absinthe Libertine 72 is one of the strongest traditional absinthes on the market, but it's also one of the most popular, thanks to its richness but also its simplicity, which makes it an ideal absinthe for both beginners and enlightened connoisseurs. Marc Thuillier, an enlightened connoisseur, gives us his thoughts:
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.
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.
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.
Every absintheur will eventually come across this absinthe sooner or later in their lives. Absinthe Butterfly is inspired by an American absinthe of the same name produced in the early 1900's. A passionate absintheur from Boston, precisely where this absinthe was born, approached the talented distiller Claude-Alain Bugnon to make it reborn from its ashes. Absinthe Butterfly is quite atypical from what is usually produced by Claude-Alain, so let's see what Marc Thuillier thinks about it...
by Miriam Just like every year, the annual Absinthiades were held in Pontarlier, France last weekend. The competition defines the most interesting absinthes of the year, split in two categories: Verte and Blanche. And just like every year, we from Absinthes.com had to be there! [caption id="attachment_4824" align="aligncenter" width="580"] We sent our own absinthe in the race: Absinthe Gustave It got some great feedback as it did before on Facebook, unfortunately it didn't bring home a medal![/caption]
Absinthe Enigma Blanche is a crisp French absinthe distilled by Paul Devoille. However, it's historic recipe originated in Switzerland. Enigma Blanche is a fairly strong absinthe with 74% abv but still quite easy to drink. Let's find out what absinthe expert Marc Thuillier thinks of this absinthe!
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