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Absinthe Reviews

Along my way with the "fairy" I have sampled several brands, contemporary as well as vintage absinthes from around the 1900's. And I can sincerely tell that there is a huge variety in quality and authenticity.

Browse the categories below to read reviews, high and low, on both modern reproductions as well as century old absinthes that take you back in time.

 
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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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.

 
 
Verte Suisse 65 (distillers proof 1)

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The second absinthe to come out of Jade Liqueurs was the Verte Suisse 65. Aimed to be a reproduction of the pre-ban C.F Berger absinthe.

 
 
Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 65

Brand information

Alcohol
65
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From the well known distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot just outside Pontarlier we are used to get high quality absinthes - this is no different.

 
 
Vit Opal Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
56%
Manufacturer
Svensk Absint AB
Country
Sweden
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Not only the Swiss make blanches worth the name. Swedish distillery Svensk Absint AB released this, Vit Opal, at the same time as their verte. Honestly - it beats many of the top shelf Swiss blanches, by far.

 
 
Weinachts Absinthe 2006

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Christmas absinthes from Matter-Luginbühl are made in small limited batches just in time for the holidays each year.

 
 
White Fairy - Absinthe Blanche

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A variation of the original Un Emile Blanche. My own favorite of the two and again, made in cooperation with Liqueurs de France. This is no longer in production.

 
 
Wolf Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
66.6%
Manufacturer
Sankta Annas Bränneri
Country
Sweden
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The third offering from the small Swedish distillery Sankta Annas Bränneri in Linderberg. Made in a former church for a Swedish Metal band. Oh, and there's a zombie on the label...

 
 
Wolf Red Absinthe Chili

Brand information

Alcohol
66.6%
Manufacturer
Valkyria Distillery AB
Country
Sweden
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

From the famed Swedish distillery, which was actually the first Swedish absinthe distillery in modern times, Valkyria Distillery (formerly Sankta Anna Bränneri) comes this intriguing creation. Following the success of the Wolf absinthe, this spiced up red absinthe is sure to bring the heat on. But is it hot enough?

 
 
Wormwood Blanche Edition Limitee

Brand information

Alcohol
75%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A small limited batch of a blanche absinthe with a very dominant Wormwood profile.

 
 
Z'Graggen Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Z'Graggen AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Very few Swiss distillers seem to know how to produce a fine absinthe verte. This certainly isn't one of them.

 
 
Zurcher Fee Absinth (with anise)

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Brennerei Hans Erismann
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The Zürcher Fée Absinth apparently exist in different variants. One that louches perfectly and is really tasty and then one which is the exact opposite. Problem is that the labels are identical... Why?!

 
 
 
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