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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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La Clandestine Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Artemisia
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Made by former clandestine distiller, Claude-Alain Bugnon, this is probably the most well known Swiss La Bleue on the market.

 
 
La Clandestine Alcool de Vin

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Artemisia
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The famous La Clandestine absinthe with a wine base alcohol. Made in the heart of Couvet by Claude-Alain Bugnon.

 
 
La Fee Parisian

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Green Utopia
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This was first named La Fée Absinthe. With the claim of being the only absinthe approved by the Absinthe Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise one would hope it would be decent. I guess money talks.

 
 
La Fee Vallonne

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Alain Rey
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

It comes as no surprise that this is another one of those Swiss La Bleues. Bought at the annual absinthe festival, Fête d'Absinthe in Boveresse.

 
 
La Motisanne, Absinthe Roger Etienne

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Roger Etienne
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

There are Swiss La Bleue and there are Swiss La Bleues. This is definitely a Swiss La Bleue. Ok?

 
 
La Philosophe

Brand information

Alcohol
54%
Manufacturer
Logis de la Fee Verte
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

In Val-de-Travers most distillers make the classic La Bleue style absinthes. But that's not the only thing that is recurring there. The erotic - or perverted - labels is a common theme.

 
 
La Ptite - Absinthe du Val-de-Travers

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Gaudentiz Persoz
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Another La Bleue... This one made by Gaudentia Persoz, likely the only female distiller in Val-de-Travers.

 
 
La Valdetra Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Gaudentia Persoz
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The name is a play of words on the Val-de-Travers. But this attempt at making a verte should have been called Val-de-Travesty.

 
 
La Valote - Bovet

Brand information

Alcohol
54%
Manufacturer
Absinthe La Valote
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

One of several traditional Swiss La Bleues from La Valote, Môtiers.

 
 
La Valote - Fornoni

Brand information

Alcohol
54%
Manufacturer
Absinthe La Valote
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The last of the three signature absinthes from La Valote.

 
 
La Valote - Martin

Brand information

Alcohol
54%
Manufacturer
Absinthe La Valote
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Another La Bleue from the La Valote distillery.

 
 
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.

 
 
La Veuve Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
DuVallon
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

An attempt at turning a La Bleue into a verte. A few of the Val-de-Travers distillers have tried it but not many have pulled it off.

 
 
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.

 
 
Lemercier Abisinthe 45

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From Lemercier, who makes several absinthes and also other liqueurs, this is the lower strength absinthe. At only 45% but with a taste close enough to the stronger ones they make.

 
 
 
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