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France

In the east of France, in the Jura region you find the small town of Pontarlier. That was where the Ffrench absinthe production started way back in the early 1800's. The Pernod Fils distillery opened their plant there in 1805, which grew to become one of the regions most important companies, providing many jobs. It also became one of the most successful companies in the history of France. Many other towns became known for their absinthe distilleries and some yet again have production of absinthe going. In the town of Pontarlier there is also the annual absinthe festival - the Absinthiades.


 

 
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L'Artisanale

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A one off small batch of a couple hundred bottles only. Made in the Emile Pernot distillery in cooperation with an American crafts distiller. Highly appreciated by the absinthe community.

 
 
L'Entêté - Absinthe de qualité

Brand information

Alcohol
62%
Manufacturer
Combier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Produced by Franck Choisne, owner of Combier Distillery, using homegrown Loire valley wormwood and a goal to make a really good absinthe based on an old historic recipe the L'Entete enters the absinthe scene. And it's quite an entrance.

 
 
La Fee Parisian

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Green Utopia
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This was first named La Fée Absinthe. With the claim of being the only absinthe approved by the Absinthe Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise one would hope it would be decent. I guess money talks.

 
 
Lemercier Abisinthe 45

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From Lemercier, who makes several absinthes and also other liqueurs, this is the lower strength absinthe. At only 45% but with a taste close enough to the stronger ones they make.

 
 
Lemercier Abisinthe 72

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of several absinthes from the Lemercier distillery. This is also the most decent one of them but given the many better options available today, it's more a novelty item these days.

 
 
Lemercier Abisinthe Amer 72

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Take the original Abisinthe 72 and add wormwood oil or add wormwood to the coloring step and this is what you get. It's bitter but not better.

 
 
Libertine Amer

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

During a short period of time several producers started adding wormwood to the coloring or wormwood oil to increase thujone content and get a stupid marketing point. Problem is, they all come out bitter as well.

 
 
Lucid Absinthe Superieure

Brand information

Alcohol
62%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The first imported absinthe to be legally sold in the U.S after they changed the regulation in 2007. Made by Ted Breaux of Jade Liqueurs.

 
 
Mannarini Liqueur Aux plantes d'Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Liqueur Mannarini
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This is a little something extra special from the Island of Corsica. I guess the special ends there since the drink itself presents nothing special at all.

 
 
Muse de France no.1

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Manufacturer
Lemercier / Muse de France
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of a few attempts to recreate various absinthe recipes on the different scales of quality found in old distillers manuals.

 
 
Muse de France no.2

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Manufacturer
Lemercier / Muse de France
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of a few attempts to recreate various absinthe recipes on the different scales of quality found in old distillers manuals.

 
 
Nouvelle-Orleans

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The first absinthe to be released from Jade Liqueurs and the Combier distillery in Saumur. Long awaited for in the absinthe community and pretty well recieved.

 
 
Oxygenee

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Cusenier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The Oxygénée brand was a very successful absinthe during the Belle Epoque. The Cusenier brand has since been bought by Pernod Ricard and this product was merely a testing of the market and was discontinued in 2001.

 
 
Pere Kermann's Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Slaur
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Another one of those first essence mixes to hit the market in late 1990's. Also the only one to be found in stores in Sweden for many years. A shame - that's all I can say.

 
 
Pernod 68 - Aux extrait de plantes d'absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Pernod Ricard
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Pernod Fils' first absinthe with the Pernod name on the label since the French ban in 1915. They claim it's based on the original recipe and maybe the looked at it quickly and then decided to do something completely different. This is not even close to vintage Pernod absinthe.

 
 
 
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