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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

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Absinthe Reviews Vintage Absinthes

Vintage Absinthes

Vintage absinthe. The sound of it alone, is a bit intriguing. Having had the opportunity to sample some vintage absinthes I must say, that it truly is. There are not that many bottles left today, of what we would call "vintage" absinthe, and the ones that are found are rarely for sale.

 
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La Verdelette (circa 1925-1930)

Brand information

Alcohol
40%
Manufacturer
P. Ballat, Cognac
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A very early variation of the absinthe substitutes that came out on the market after the ban.

 
 
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Legler Pernod
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Legler Pernod is another one of those slightly smaller producers coming out of the Pernod family. It seems as the quality of anything coming from any of the Pernod-related manufacturers is quite high. Legler Pernod is no exception.

 
 
Pernod Fils Pastis (1955)

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Pernod Fils
Country
France
Color
Miscellaneous
Type
Mixed & Macerated

After the absinthe ban in France in 1915, Pernod moved their absinthe production to Spain. In France, they turned to increase their production of absinthe substitutes. That led to this... Not much like absinthe.

 
 
Pernod Fils, Tarragona (circa 1950)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Pernod Fils
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Pernod manufactured absinthe in Spain all the way up to the mid 1960's and these vintage absinthes are some of the more common ones still found unopened today.

 
 
Una Castana Absenta (circa 1970)

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Ricardo Menor
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Many many absentas where produced in Spain during the same time when several countries banned absinthe. This brand was made up to mid 1980's. It could've been cancelled long before...

 
 
 
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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.  

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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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