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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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Lemercier Abisinthe 72

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of several absinthes from the Lemercier distillery. This is also the most decent one of them but given the many better options available today, it's more a novelty item these days.

 
 
Lemercier Abisinthe Amer 72

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Take the original Abisinthe 72 and add wormwood oil or add wormwood to the coloring step and this is what you get. It's bitter but not better.

 
 
Leopold Bros Absinthe Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Leopold Bros.
Country
USA
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Leopold Bros is a small batch distillery in Denver, Colorado, that makes pre-prohibition style Whiskies as well as Gin and Vodka. After regulations for thujone changed in the US in 2007, they also make an authentic absinthe verte, and an interesting one at that.

 
 
Libertine Amer

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

During a short period of time several producers started adding wormwood to the coloring or wormwood oil to increase thujone content and get a stupid marketing point. Problem is, they all come out bitter as well.

 
 
Lucid Absinthe Superieure

Brand information

Alcohol
62%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The first imported absinthe to be legally sold in the U.S after they changed the regulation in 2007. Made by Ted Breaux of Jade Liqueurs.

 
 
Mannarini Liqueur Aux plantes d'Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Liqueur Mannarini
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This is a little something extra special from the Island of Corsica. I guess the special ends there since the drink itself presents nothing special at all.

 
 
Mansinthe by Marilyn Manson

Brand information

Alcohol
66.6%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Absinthe drinker and shock rocker Marilyn Manson actually did play part in the making of this absinthe. Made by Matter-Luginbühl and Markus Lion. Regardless of what one might think of Manson, this absinthe is really quite good.

The Mansinthe was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

 
 
Mari Mayans 70 - Collectors ed.

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Mari Mayans C.B
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

From the island of Ibiza comes this party-laden neon green oil mix. The collectors bottle edition is probably the most common one, so I don't know about the whole "collectors" thing but still, nice packaging.

 
 
Muse de France no.1

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Manufacturer
Lemercier / Muse de France
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of a few attempts to recreate various absinthe recipes on the different scales of quality found in old distillers manuals.

 
 
Muse de France no.2

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Manufacturer
Lemercier / Muse de France
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of a few attempts to recreate various absinthe recipes on the different scales of quality found in old distillers manuals.

 
 
Nemesinthe Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Liqueurs de France/Thames Distillers
Country
United Kingdom
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

A low priced essence based absinthe produced in the U.K for the absinthe renaissance company Liqueurs de France. Can that be true and if so - can that be a good thing?

 
 
Nouvelle-Orleans

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The first absinthe to be released from Jade Liqueurs and the Combier distillery in Saumur. Long awaited for in the absinthe community and pretty well recieved.

 
 
Oak Aged Absinthe Valkyria

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Sankta Annas Bränneri
Country
Sweden
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The little Swedish distillery in the old wooden church, Sankta Annas Bränneri, have put some Valkyria aside in Oak barrels to age it. An interesting experiment indeed. Swedish absinthe in Swedish oak.

 
 
Obsello Absinthe Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
50%
Manufacturer
Esmeralda Distillery,
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Obsello is the first traditional distilled absinthe from Spain in decades. Made by American distiller Bryan Davis in Spain. It does present a little of the "Spanish" touch with citrus and mint.

 
 
Oxygenee

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Cusenier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The Oxygénée brand was a very successful absinthe during the Belle Epoque. The Cusenier brand has since been bought by Pernod Ricard and this product was merely a testing of the market and was discontinued in 2001.

 
 
 
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