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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

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Absinth Emanuelle - Vom Fass

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0.7 liter
Paul Devoille / Vom Fass

Made by French distillery Paul Devoille for German liqour company Vom Fass.

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Absinth Emanuelle - Vom Fass 2011-12-06 20:24:32 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 06, 2011

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And another one purchased in London. Actually, this one I stumbled across in the store where I got the La Fée. It was in the wine and spirits department at Selfridges & Co at Oxford Street. Apparently they have a section there where they make their own spirits from essences from Vom Fass, which you can sample in the store and then buy! An excellent marketing idea, and it worked. I tasted the Absinth Emanuelle, and I enjoyed it.

It's made from essences, but it was quite nice, tasting it neat. Very well comparable to any other oil mix available. I got to pick which shape and size bottle I wanted, and the nice lady filled it up, sealed it and wrapped it. It wasn't cheap, but it was a nice addition to my collection. If not taste wise, then at least for the bottle.

So, how did it taste? It was actually not that bad. It was way better than some other more known brands. I do get the feeling that it is pretty close to a pastis, and that they might very well just have renamed their pastis essence or something along that line. It wouldn't need sugar, since it's obviously sweetened before. On adding water it presents a thick instant louche. The fact that this one is actually drinkable proves that many "low budget" oil mixes still are closer to absinthe than any Czech crap available.
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