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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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Bairnsfather Bitter

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Bairnsfather Distillery
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Kyle Bairnsfather, successor of Martin Sebor, continued the ways of Sebor and have created several similar absinths. To me they're more of a decent bitter schnaps than an absinthe. 

 
 
Belle Amie

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Parisian Absinthe-shop Vert d'Absinthe owner Luc Santiago had this traditional absinthe, based on a 1899 recipe made by the Pontarlier based distillery, Les Fils d'Emile Pernot.

 
 
Berger Pastis 45 (ca 1937)

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
C.F Berger
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Swiss producer C.F Berger did as most others and started to make Pastis and other anis liqours. The Berger Pastis is still in production today but not nearly as interesting as this pre WWII representation.

 
 
Blanche de Fougerolles 74

Brand information

Alcohol
74%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The white cousin of Verte de Fougerolles. It is based on a traditional absinthe blanche recipe. At the time of its release this was one of the finest blanches. It holds a super creamy milky louche.

 
 
Blanche Traditionelle (Brut d'Alambic)

Brand information

Alcohol
81.3%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Another blanche from Matter-Luginbühl, but this time in cooperation with Liqueurs de France. Bottled at still-strength this packs a hefty 81.3% alcohol.

 
 
Blues Cat Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Delaware Phoenix Distillery
Country
USA
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

American made small batch absinthe built on knowledge, heart, blues and a whole lot of soul stretching from down to earth southern backwood riverbanks to upstate classy.

 
 
Butterfly Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Artemisia
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Swiss absinthe verte produced in the heart of Val-de-Traves but inspired by an old American pre-ban absinthe from Boston.

 
 
C.F Berger (circa 1910)

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
C.F Berger
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A true gem among the vintage absinthes I've had the pleasure of tasting. The C.F Berger was also one of the first pre-ban absinthes I ever tasted. It certainly made that trip to Paris extra special.

 
 
Cusenier Oxygenee Anise (circa 1960)

Brand information

Alcohol
42%
Manufacturer
Cusenier
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The once famous Oxygenée brand of absinthe was replaced by substitutes of various kinds. This is nowhere near absinthe as it's a simple anisé and very sweet.

 
 
Dornier Tuller (circa 1910)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Dornier Tuller
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From one of the very prestigious Pontarlier distilleries come this very fine absinthe. Made around 1910 and it has been waiting to seduce me ever since. The Dornier Tuller absinthe is without a doubt one of the finest I have tasted. 

 
 
Doubs Mystique Carte d'Or

Brand information

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

Distilled by Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier, based on the protocols by David Nathan-Maister for a South African distributor. All that doesn't matter. What matters is that this is a really nice drink.

 
 
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...

 
 
Edouard Pernod (circa 1910)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Edouard Pernod
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of the major absinthe producers during the Belle Epoque was Edouard Pernod. They continously manufactured top quality absinthe all the way up to the 1930's. After the ban they eventually merged their Spanish production and companies with Pernod Fils.

 
 
Eichelberger Limited Edition 2005

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Eichelberger / Deep Forest
Country
Germany
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

This is also known as the "Absinth-Guide.de Sonderausgabe 2005" - the winner of the 2005 HG competition at Absinthe-guide.de. Made by Deep Forest, a member of that forum (and other international forums) and then realized in slightly larger scale at the Eichelberger distillery.

 
 
Farom Absinthe Old Blanche

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Farom
Country
Italy
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

As most comercially available Italian absinthes up to 2009 just wasn't any good it was a great pleasure to try this. An artisanal absinthe blanche from the hands of an Italian absinthe enthusiast.

 
 
 
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