I sit at my door, smoking a cigarette and sipping my absinthe, and I enjoy every day without a care in the world.
- Paul Gaugin, 1897
Since about 1997-1998 several hundred various brands of absinthe is available all over the world. Some bare almost no resemblance to vintage absinthes what so ever, and some are excellent reproductions.
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From the Pontarlier based distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot and Archive Spirits come this creation. The first batch of Roquette 1797, based on a recipe from that year - 1797. Its powerful herbal profile and the prominent Pontarlier Wormwood gives this absinthe a very unique touch.
The name Montana dates back to when the Spanish made really good quality absinthes in the mid 1900's. Today, Montana is nothing but an oil mix. But still, one of the better ones.
If you ever find rainbow colored absinthes, you can be sure they're from Tunel - regardless of what the label says. It's simply one more oil mix.
The US version of the Absente 55%. European version differs only slightly and since this was reviewed a new product, Grande Absente, have entered the market.
Made by French distillery Paul Devoille for German liqour company Vom Fass.
There are so many Czech absinths like this one it actually hurts. For real. Artificially colored and almost blue... The review speaks for itself.
The name and label says it all. Even though it's aiming at the night clubs this La Bleue is actually worth going to bed with. It's quite juicy.
Yet another La Bleue from the heart of Val-de-Travers. There are so many...
Artisanal Val-de-travers distiller Alain Rey is previously known for the typical Swiss style La Fee Vallonne. This one, a 68% Swiss blanche is another La Bleue but with a stronger alcohol bite. A 53% version of the exact same recipe is also available.
Absinthe Blanche Neige is a Swiss La Bleue, distilled for Absinthes.com. Packed with alpine freshness and a fruity minty punch of wormwood to knock you right out of your boots.
An absinthe blanche from Combier. In cooperation with Jade Liqueurs they made this based on an old Combier absinthe recipe. It was awarded a gold medal in the 2006 Absinthiades.
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot in Pontarlier France did it again. All cats aside, this is one kitty I'm not allergic to. A long lasting meeeoow is what I say.
A verte based on a recipe from the Brevans manual with artwork by H.R. Giger. It's that simple. But the product is anything but simple...
The first absinthe to come out of Italy. Marketed around Europe by Wine and Spirits International, UK it's no wonder that it resembles every other thing they handle - bohemian style, boring and artificial.
The last in the Duplais series from Matter-Luginbühl and Markus Lion of Absinthe.de. The name is a tribute to Jhonn Balance.
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Many writers "of old" wrote poems or passages about absinthe. Some drank it, some didn't. Find some of them here as well as reviews and notes on modern books about absinthe.
The Absinthe Poetry section has seen several updates the past days. Poems and information about more authors; Antonin Artaud, Arthur Symons, Francis Saltus Saltus, Florence Folsom and Robert Loveman. Open your mind and have a drink while you enjoy their lyrics.
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