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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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Serpis Absinth Dry

Brand information

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

An anise free version of the red Serpis absinthe aimed at the German market which prefers the slightly more bitter taste. I would think that it might do well in cocktails, but other than that I'd stick to the regular Serpis.

 
 
Spiritueux a l'Absinthe, Emile Coulin

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Distillerie Artisanale Emile Coulin
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A distilled absinthe at a really attractive price. Only one flaw in the production ruins the concept of this being an affordable decent absinthe... It's far to bitter on the finish.

 
 
St. George Absinthe Verte

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
St. George Spirits
Country
USA
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The first absinthe to get approval in the US since the ban was lifted in 2007. Manufactured in an old naval hangar outside San Fransisco and with ingredients not commonly found in traditional absinthe it is an interesting product on several levels.

 
 
Staroplzcenecky Absinth (green)

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
L'Or Special Drinks s.r.o
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

One of the more well known Czech absinths. The Staroplzcenecky (try writing that really fast) come in red and green variaties. Pretty much only with the color differentiating the two. 

 
 
Suisse La Bleue (clandestine)

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Bootleg production
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

A Swiss La Bleue made before the re-legalisation. In other worms Hausgemacht, clandestine Swiss absinthe.

 
 
Suisse La Bleue/Verte - Plum Base

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Bootleg production
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another clandestine product. Trying to resemble a verte...

 
 
Supreme Icon - Sparkling Wine Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
13.5%
Manufacturer
Istenic / Urbano Pleme
Country
Slovenia
Color
Miscellaneous
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The Supreme Icon isn't really an absinthe per se but rather a ready made variation of the classic Hemingway cocktail; "Death in the Afternoon". That is - sparkling wine mixed with absinthe.

 
 
Tabu Absinth

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Felix Rauter
Country
Germany
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

Most German absinthes coming out around 2000 are bitter, dry and marketed using the thujone levels and old myths. Tabu is different in one aspect. It's not bitter.

 
 
The Harlequin Absinthe

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot / Georg Strömfelt
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The Harlequin Absinthe is the circus child sprung out of a love affair between French distillery Emile Pernot and Swedish enthusiast and distributor Georg Strömfelt - and it's one pretty baby with a disturbingly grown up face...

 
 
Trenet Premium

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Wine & Spirits Intl.
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

I don't know where they got the idea to include "Premium" on the label, but it certainly has nothing to do with the quality. This is one of the many oil mixes that hit the market around 1998-2000.

 
 
Twin Tec Absinthe Biker Medicine

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Oliver Matter AG
Country
Switzerland
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

An absinthe verte from Matter-Luginbühl in Kallnach. Made for a local motorcycle club.

 
 
Un Emile 68 (original 2001)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

This was one of the first distilled absinthes to be comercially released after the ban. Made by Emile Pernot distillery in cooperation with Liqueurs de France, this certainly raised the bar and since then, several high end absinthes have become available.

 
 
Un Emile Blanche

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The first version of the Un Emile Blanche. The recipe have been tweaked and improved since this but it was one of the first high quality blanches on the market after the ban.

 
 
Un Emile Gentiane

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A couple of very interesting variations on the Un Emile recipe came out during the early 2000's. The Gentian version is simply a Gentian distillate added to the regular Un Emile 68. Definitely a new twist to absinthe and bitters.

 
 
Un Emile Rouge

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Rouge
Type
Distilled

Another variation on the Un Emile absinthe. This time it was an experiment to make a naturally colored red absinthe.

 
 
 
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