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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

Absinthe history in Scandinavia

Spain

When absinthe was banned in France in 1915, Pernod moved their production across the border into Tarragona in Spain. It was also in Tarragona that Hemingway stayed, and enjoyed his absinthes. Absinthe was never banned in Spain and production have kept on ever since.


 

 
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Absenta Montana 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Montaña S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

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.

 
 
Absenta Tunel (green)

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Antonio Nadal, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

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.

 
 
Mari Mayans 70 - Collectors ed.

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Mari Mayans C.B
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

From the island of Ibiza comes this party-laden neon green oil mix. The collectors bottle edition is probably the most common one, so I don't know about the whole "collectors" thing but still, nice packaging.

 
 
Obsello Absinthe Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
50%
Manufacturer
Esmeralda Distillery,
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Obsello is the first traditional distilled absinthe from Spain in decades. Made by American distiller Bryan Davis in Spain. It does present a little of the "Spanish" touch with citrus and mint.

 
 
Perigan 68 - Le Vrai Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
50%
Manufacturer
Beveland
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

A label that reads 68 but the drink contains only 50% alcohol... Well, that sets the standard for this brand. Not one of the better Spanish absinthes.

 
 
Philippe Lasala Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
???
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

One of many Spanish oil mixes. This brand has been available for a really long time and has that typical citrusy Spanish touch.

 
 
Segarra Absenta 45

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Julian Segarra
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of the very few modern distilled Spanish absentas. The Segarra distillery usually makes excellent brandy and then there's this quite special absinthe.

 
 
Segarra Absenta 68

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Julian Segarra
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

It was a great pleasure to see a stronger version of the nice Segarra absenta. But that was quickly killed by the wrongful use of Wormwood for coloring. That gives you a nasty bitterness. Too bad.

 
 
Serpis Absinth Classic 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Licores Sinc, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

The famous red Spanish absinthe. Around 2005 several Spanish brands started to make absinthe in all kinds of colors. But the Serpis Red Absinthe is still one of the first, in the modern era.

 
 
Serpis Absinth Classic 65

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Licores Sinc, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

A slightly stronger version of the classic red Serpis absinthe. If you want to make a Slerpis the right way, this is what you need.

 
 
Serpis Absinth Dry

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Licores Sinc, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

An anise free version of the red Serpis absinthe aimed at the German market which prefers the slightly more bitter taste. I would think that it might do well in cocktails, but other than that I'd stick to the regular Serpis.

 
 
 
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