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15 most popular absinthes of 2016

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.

 

15. Absinthe Adnams Rouge

Absinth Adnams Rouge

 

Characteristics:

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.

 

 

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A look back at the opening of the new absinthe shop in Freiburg ‘Alte Apotheke’

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.

Store from the outside
Our store from the outside.

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Christmas Holiday 2016-2017 – Order dates & Customer Service

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

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Christmas with Absinthe – gift ideas and more

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.

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Our weekend at the Absinthiades 2016

Every year on the first weekend of October, absinthe lovers, distillers, sellers, authors, historians and collectors from all over the world come together in Pontarlier, France, for the Absinthiades.

These were already the 3rd Absinthiades that I attended, together with our team from Absinthes.com. Almost our whole team went to Pontarlier this year. Of course, I cannot compare 3 times with the number of times Andrew already attended 🙂

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We are arriving in Pontarlier.

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Carefully curated spirits

I love absinthe, that much is clear.

I have a confession to make though. I enjoy other drinks than absinthe too. Sometimes the evening mood simply suits a Manhattan, so I reach for the red vermouth, a bottle of rye, and a red, kirsch-soaked cherry. And a dash of cocktail bitters.

Manhattan Cocktails - bourbon rye
Manhattan

Or a Negroni cocktail, made from gin, Campari and sweet vermouth in equal parts.

Sometimes after dinner, the best thing is to enjoy something fine and old: an argmagnac, a cognac, or a calvados.

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Fête de l’Absinthe 2016

There is almost nothing better for absinthe lovers than spending the whole weekend sharing different bottles of absinthe and talking with friends from all over the world about our favorite spirit.

If this sounds like it’s your cup of tea – or rather – absinthe, then you should definitely come to the Fête de l’Absinthe in Boveresse, Switzerland next year!

This little absinthe festival is held annually in the middle of June in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.

There was no way our team was going to miss out on this year’s absinthe festival.

absinthe festival 2016

I’ll tell you about what we’ve been up to every day of the weekend:

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15 most popular absinthes of 2015

100 years after the absinthe ban, 2015 was a good year for absinthe (the release of Swedish Vit and Grön Opal absinthes, Absinthe Apocalypse, Absinthe du Centenaire). Next year might be even better – who knows what the best absinthe of 2016 will be?

At the start of every new year, we like to draw up a list of our most popular absinthe brands. We know a lot of absinthe fans are curious to see the results.  So here we are: a list of the 15 Top Selling Absinthes of 2015.

Discover where your favourite absinthes come in the list!

Let the countdown begin! Let’s start with number 15.

 

15. Absinthe Butterfly

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What makes this absinthe so interesting?

Inspired by an American absinthe from the early 1900s, Butterfly Absinthe has a complex aroma with notes of citrus (lemon and mandarin), spices and mint.

Alongside this exotic profile, the scent of wormwood from the Val-de-Travers is powerful and unmistakeable.

Learn more about Absinthe Butterfly.

 

 

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