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After 1915

Even after the ban of absinthe in the major absinthe producing countries there was still absinthe production elsewhere. Several French and Swiss producers turned to Spain to continue their production there. Spain have kept producing absinthe all the time up to today. This gives a good look into how absinthe evolved over time after the ban. Good or bad? You'll learn that here. These post-ban vintage absinthes are cheaper and easier to find than the older ones but also not always of the highest quality.


 

 
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Absenta Argenti (1970)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias G.I. Argenti
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Absenta Argenti was made for several decades but production ended in the early 1970's. The recipe changed over time and this here represents the very last version. It's easy to see that more and more producers resorted to mixing essences and taking shortcuts.

 
 
Absenta Argenti (circa 1940)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias G.I. Argenti
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

I was thrilled to find this as it gave me the possibility to compare it with the same brand, 30 years younger. Needless to say they should've kept to this older recipe.

 
 
Absenta Augustin Bofil (1969)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Augustin Bofil
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another nice absenta true to traditional absinthe with the typical Spanish touch.

 
 
Absenta Escat (1925)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
E.J. Escat
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A terrific absenta made in Barcelona with a long history and a long lingering taste. Where did all these great brands go...?

 
 
Absenta Montana (1969)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Montana
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of the first vintage Spanish absentas I ever tried. It made sure I kept hunting for more. Montana is still made today but nothing like this - sadly.

 
 
Arthur Fich Absinth (circa 1935)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Arthur Fich
Country
Denmark
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

A Danish essence based absinthe made by wine merchant Arthur Fich's Vinhandel, Copenhagen around 1930-40. 

 
 
E. Aldabo, Habana - Extrait d'Absinthe (circa 1930)

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
E. Aldabó
Country
Cuba
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Cuba isn't exactly the first country that comes to mind when thinking of absinthe makers. But considering Hemingway went there a lot and that he drank absinthe there, surely not all could have been imported...

 
 
Hermes Absinthe (circa 1980)

Brand information

Alcohol
58%
Manufacturer
Suntory
Country
Japan
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

This Japanese treasure comes from a time when people in the west knew little about absinthe's quiet existence in very few countries but the Japanese had full access to it, made by Suntory.

 
 
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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