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Modern Absinthes

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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Sweden  (7) Switzerland  (39) USA  (3)
United Kingdom  (1)
 
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Suisse La Bleue (clandestine)

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Bootleg production
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A Swiss La Bleue made before the re-legalisation. In other worms Hausgemacht, clandestine Swiss absinthe.

 
 
Suisse La Bleue/Verte - Plum Base

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Bootleg production
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another clandestine product. Trying to resemble a verte...

 
 
Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
13.5%
Manufacturer
Istenic / Urbano Pleme
Country
Slovenia
Color
Miscellaneous
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The Supreme Icon isn't really an absinthe per se but rather a ready made variation of the classic Hemingway cocktail; "Death in the Afternoon". That is - sparkling wine mixed with absinthe.

 
 
Tabu Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Felix Rauter
Country
Germany
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Most German absinthes coming out around 2000 are bitter, dry and marketed using the thujone levels and old myths. Tabu is different in one aspect. It's not bitter.

 
 
The Harlequin Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot / Georg Strömfelt
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Harlequin Absinthe is the circus child sprung out of a love affair between French distillery Emile Pernot and Swedish enthusiast and distributor Georg Strömfelt - and it's one pretty baby with a disturbingly grown up face...

 
 
Trenet Premium

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Wine & Spirits Intl.
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

I don't know where they got the idea to include "Premium" on the label, but it certainly has nothing to do with the quality. This is one of the many oil mixes that hit the market around 1998-2000.

 
 
Twin Tec Absinthe Biker Medicine

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

An absinthe verte from Matter-Luginbühl in Kallnach. Made for a local motorcycle club.

 
 
Un Emile 68 (original 2001)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

This was one of the first distilled absinthes to be comercially released after the ban. Made by Emile Pernot distillery in cooperation with Liqueurs de France, this certainly raised the bar and since then, several high end absinthes have become available.

 
 
Un Emile Blanche

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The first version of the Un Emile Blanche. The recipe have been tweaked and improved since this but it was one of the first high quality blanches on the market after the ban.

 
 
Un Emile Gentiane

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A couple of very interesting variations on the Un Emile recipe came out during the early 2000's. The Gentian version is simply a Gentian distillate added to the regular Un Emile 68. Definitely a new twist to absinthe and bitters.

 
 
Un Emile Rouge

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

Another variation on the Un Emile absinthe. This time it was an experiment to make a naturally colored red absinthe.

 
 
Un Emile Sapin

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another of the Un Emile variations. With the added flavour of Sapin this works very well in the christmas bar...

 
 
Veritable Fee Verte - Absinthe Kubler 53

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Blackmint Distillers
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The new Swiss La Bleue from Kübler. The old 57% version has since been discontinued.

The Kübler 53 was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

 
 
Versinthe La Blanche

Brand information

Alcohol
57%
Manufacturer
Liquoristerie de Provence
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A distilled absinthe blanche with so much anise in it that it's hard to rinse your glass once you've finished your drink. That is, if you manage to go all the way thru a full glass. Toungue numbing is the word.

 
 
Verte de Fougerolles 72

Brand information

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

Another creation initiated by Liqueurs de France around 2003. Each ingredient is distilled separately and then it's all mixed together. It is still made exactly the same today, with no major changes.

 
 
 
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