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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.

-August Strindberg, 1886
Tjänstekvinnans Son
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Brand information

0.7 liter
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.

Editor reviews

Oxygenee 2011-12-07 16:30:29 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

Absinthe reviews

Of all oil mixes, this is one of the most delicious ones I have ever tried. It is silky smooth yet complex in its taste. Sure enough you will taste the anise clearly, but it's by no means overwhelming.

In the background there's a nice blend of all the herbs and the slight bitterness from wormwood extracts, and I would say it is a very nice absinthe. When adding cold water, it gives a nice louche and the otherwise yellowish green drink turns perfectly cloudy.

I know that this is nothing but an oil mixture and all that, but I still consider this one to be among the absolute top of those, and it compares quite well to a few of the distilled absinthes. The contemporary Oxygénée has absolutely no resemblance to the vintage Oxygénée what so ever, but it is actually much tastier than the Oxygénée Anise that was produced after the ban.
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