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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

-August Strindberg, 1886
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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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Pastiglie Leone Absinthium - Fata Verde

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Pastiglie Leone
Country
Italy
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Another Italian attempt at making absinthe. Candy and liqueur manufacturer Pastiglie Leone makes this citrus-laden absinthe. Compared to the early Italian Dedo it's certainly a step in the right direction. But...

 
 
Pere Kermann's Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Slaur
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Another one of those first essence mixes to hit the market in late 1990's. Also the only one to be found in stores in Sweden for many years. A shame - that's all I can say.

 
 
Perigan 68 - Le Vrai Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
50%
Manufacturer
Beveland
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

A label that reads 68 but the drink contains only 50% alcohol... Well, that sets the standard for this brand. Not one of the better Spanish absinthes.

 
 
Pernod 68 - Aux extrait de plantes d'absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Pernod Ricard
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Pernod Fils' first absinthe with the Pernod name on the label since the French ban in 1915. They claim it's based on the original recipe and maybe the looked at it quickly and then decided to do something completely different. This is not even close to vintage Pernod absinthe.

 
 
Pernod Fils Pastis (1955)

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Pernod Fils
Country
France
Color
Miscellaneous
Type
Mixed & Macerated

After the absinthe ban in France in 1915, Pernod moved their absinthe production to Spain. In France, they turned to increase their production of absinthe substitutes. That led to this... Not much like absinthe.

 
 
Pernod Fils, Tarragona (circa 1950)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Pernod Fils
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Pernod manufactured absinthe in Spain all the way up to the mid 1960's and these vintage absinthes are some of the more common ones still found unopened today.

 
 
PF 1901

Brand information

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

The fourth absinthe in the line of pre-ban reproductions to come out from Jade Liqueurs. This mimics a pre-ban Pernod Fils and though it's not an exact replica it's definitely a good absinthe and much closer to the original than the new Pernod Fils absinthe itself.

 
 
Philippe Lasala Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
???
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

One of many Spanish oil mixes. This brand has been available for a really long time and has that typical citrusy Spanish touch.

 
 
Prazsky Prague Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Likérka Delis-Petra
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This represents the urtyp of Czech absinth. Bitter.

 
 
Prestige August Strindberg Absinthe 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Darom AB
Country
Sweden
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

This essence based absinthe come from a small company, based in Malmö - southern Sweden, known for their liqueurs and aquavits manufactured by mixing essences. The name may be recognized from "Prestige Absinthe Essence"...

 
 
Sebor Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Sebor Absinth s.r.o
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Sebor was also a pioneer in Czech absinth. Even though the Sebor isn't distilled it was still one of the better Czech absinths back in late 1990's. But that was back then... 

 
 
Segarra Absenta 45

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Julian Segarra
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of the very few modern distilled Spanish absentas. The Segarra distillery usually makes excellent brandy and then there's this quite special absinthe.

 
 
Segarra Absenta 68

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Julian Segarra
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

It was a great pleasure to see a stronger version of the nice Segarra absenta. But that was quickly killed by the wrongful use of Wormwood for coloring. That gives you a nasty bitterness. Too bad.

 
 
Serpis Absinth Classic 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Licores Sinc, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

The famous red Spanish absinthe. Around 2005 several Spanish brands started to make absinthe in all kinds of colors. But the Serpis Red Absinthe is still one of the first, in the modern era.

 
 
Serpis Absinth Classic 65

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Licores Sinc, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

A slightly stronger version of the classic red Serpis absinthe. If you want to make a Slerpis the right way, this is what you need.

 
 
 
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