Absinthe, a very special alcohol
Absinthe is a high proof alcoholic spirit. Brands have an alcohol-level of 45% up to 90%. Some people are always shocked about the strength of an Absinthe, but actually as you blend the alcohol with cold water, a prepared glass of Absinthe contains approximately 14%, not more than a good red wine. Also vintage Absinthes like the legendary Pernod Fils had an alcohol-level of 65-68%. This high-proof is necessary, as only in such a high-proof spirit the natural green color of the Green Fairy is preserved.
How much alcohol has Absinthe?
The common alcohol level is 68%. But there are stronger and weaker brands on the market. The alcohol level has as well an influence on the way how you prepare your Absinthe. When you want to prepare your Absinthe according to the Czech-Ritual, which means that you burn the sugar on your spoon, an alcohol-level of at least 60% is recommended. Otherwise the sugar will not catch fire. If you prefer to drink your Absinthe the French way, meaning only with ice cold water, then you can take as well a brand with an alcohol degree of 45% to 55%. The amount of alcohol in an spirit is often regarded as something special and adventureous. And as Absinthe is a special drink, you also find Absinthes on the market which have a very special alcohol degree. Mansinthe for example, the brand from the artist Marilyn Manson has 66.6% alcohol. Guess why...? And Hapsburg, this is really the strongest spirit which is for sale, has 89.9% alcohol. This is really a weapon and has to be drunk responsibly. Below you find a list of Absinthes with different alcohol degrees. The strongest, Hamlet Hardcore has 80%, trust, us, that is enough!
Is the Absinthe effect caused by the alcohol?
Absinthe has a different effect in comparison to regular alcohol like beer, wine or even vodka. This is partly the case due to the the high-proof nature of the Green Fairy, but it is also the result of the distilled herbs which are used to make an Absinthe. All of these herbs have some qualities, remember that most of the herbs used for an Absinthe distillation are herbs that are also used as medicine (e.g. fennel, anise, chamomille etc.). Therefore the magic Absinthe effect you can say is a mixture of a buzz from alcohol and a buzz from the natural power of herbs. The famous herb that gave Absinthe its name is wormwood, lat. artemisia absinthium. And the essential oil of the wormwood plant contains thujon. An ingredient that is regarded as toxic. But, and that is why Absinthe is legal, only in very, very high doses. Nevertheless, part of the Absinthe effect is also a result of the contained thujon in this spirit.
Where can I buy Absinthe online?
At ALANDIA: ALANDIA is a company that was founded in 2001 and is run by a group of devoted Absintheurs. ALANDIA is based in Germany, but serves Absintheurs worldwide.
Back in 2001, when the company was founded, Absinthe was brandnew. And at the beginning there did not exist a real distribution for this special alcohol. It was hard to get decent Absinthe at all. As time went by and through the support of Absintheurs around the world, ALANDIA quickly developed to the leading absinthe online shop. Nowadays ALANDIA sells more than 200 different alcoholic spirits, including the ALANDIA Spirit line with brands like Strong68, Moulin Vert, Republique Vert, Maison, ALANDIA, Gothica, Hamlet and many more. ALANDIA also has entered the Gin market with Six Ravens London Dry Gin. ands for maximum customer satisfaction. Check out the online store, you will not regret it!
See what other Absintheurs say about ALANDIA:
„Hello guys, I simply love this spirit! Absinthe is my favorite alcohol :-) As im a musician it gives me the inpsiration i need! Cheers!"
Dave from Austin
„I´m a long time customer of Alandia, I really appreciate what they are doing for the absinthe community. You have a very loyal customer here in the US!!“
Jack from USA
„good customer service is unfortunately not something you can expect from any online store. but you guys here at alandia really made my day, answered all my questions and even helped me out with the shipping! thanks my friends, thanks matthias.“
Deborah from UK
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