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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

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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Fata Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Patrick Grand
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Lusting for a La Bleue or just really curious about what a naked green cartoon woman looks like? Fata Absinthe might not quench your lust, but it does give you the naked green "lady". Another La Bleue with a tacky label...

 
 
Francois d'Argeys

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A distilled absinthe from France, early on the market but it made little impression and it's not very common in stores. I believe it has been discontinued.

 
 
Francois Guy

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Francois Guy
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Also one of the first distilled absinthes to be released from france after the ban. It lacks fennel though, since the maker decided that fennel was evil and should not be used in absinthe. Weird? Yes, but that's the story.

 
 
Grön Opal Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Svensk Absint AB
Country
Sweden
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The third Swedish absinthe to hit the market is Grön Opal from Svensk Absint AB. Distilled and made from the finest herbs, some picked in the wild. Sweden proves there's hope yet in the absinthe industry.

 
 
Havel's Alpen Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
50%
Manufacturer
Havel
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A distilled Czech absinthe blanche. At the time when it still existed it was without doubt the better of the Czech absinths. 

 
 
Helfrich Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Helfrich Absinthe
Country
Netherlands
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Helfrich Verte is a small batch artisanal style absinthe from the Netherlands. Traditionally made according to age old methods and with the heart of a true enthusiast put into it.

 
 
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.

 
 
Hills Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Hill's Liquere
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

One of the absolute first absinthes to hit the market in the mid 1990's. Based on all things that absinthe is not but still a little of a pioneer in the world of absinthe.

 
 
Jules Pernod, Avignon (circa 1910)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Jules Pernod & Cie
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Jules Pernod started out as a small distillery in Avignon which grew into a successful large producer. In the early 1900's a legal battle between Jules Pernod and Maison Pernod Fils ruled in favor of Jules Pernod who could keep using the name "Pernod" on their products.

 
 
Kallnacher Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

From the family distillery Matter-Luginbühl in Kallnach. More known for their excellent absinthe vertes this blanche is a nice addition to their portfolio.

 
 
King of Spirits Gold

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
L'Or Spirits
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

If you have way too much money on your hand and you feel like using them for something completely useless. That's still not reason enough to buy this. Typical Czech - Cheap to make, expensive to buy, bitter and really bad.

 
 
Kruts Karport

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Taster Wine A/S
Country
Denmark
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Denmark had more of an absinthe history than most would think, however for a long time Kruts Karport was rumoured to be one of few places in the world where you could be served an authentic absinthe. Authentic or not, absinthe.se have tasted it and the score isn't quite as striking as the color.

 
 
Kubler 57

Brand information

Alcohol
57%
Manufacturer
Blackmint Distillers
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The first absinthe from Môtier based Blackmint Distillers.

 
 
L'Artisanale

Brand information

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

A one off small batch of a couple hundred bottles only. Made in the Emile Pernot distillery in cooperation with an American crafts distiller. Highly appreciated by the absinthe community.

 
 
L'Entêté - Absinthe de qualité

Brand information

Alcohol
62%
Manufacturer
Combier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Produced by Franck Choisne, owner of Combier Distillery, using homegrown Loire valley wormwood and a goal to make a really good absinthe based on an old historic recipe the L'Entete enters the absinthe scene. And it's quite an entrance.

 
 
 
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