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Absinthe Un Peureux is back!

2:17 pm in Absinthe Brands, Vintage Absinthe by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheurs and Absintheuses,

Exigez un Peureux! That was the claim the Peureux Absinthe Distillery used to promote its Absinthe back in the 19th century. Now, almost 100 years later this French Distillery, decided to reproduce its former Absinthe, to celebrate its 150 anniversary. They use the original recipe from 1864: Different plants plants and seeds are macerated and distilled in small quantities with the greatest care to bring out their distinctive flavours. The recipe includes of course wormwood (artemisia absinthium), anise, fennel, angelica, lemon balm, hyssop and veronica. These ingredients create a unique and deliciously fresh taste. The coloration of this green Absinthe is 100% natural. The design of the bottle and label is inspired by the vintage original. Furthermore, every bottle is packaged in a very decorative box. Check it out, this Absinthe is really something for nostalgists like us!

The history of the Peureux Absinthe Distillery

In 1864 Auguste Peureux founded his distillery in Fougerolles, France. In its early years, the distillery specialised in the production of fruit brandies (eau-de-vie), including the famous Fougerolles Kirsch (cherry brandy). These products acquired a widespread reputation and their distillation skills were among others awarded at the 1900 World Fair in Paris. In 1948, after the troubles of the second world war, Claude Peureux took up the leadership of the company and focused on preserving and perpetuating the great traditions and know-how of his grandfather. In 1955 he launched a Morello cherry line for chocolate makers, followed by Griottines in the 1980s. Griottines are wild cherries, which grow in the area of Fougerolles, macerated in a light Kirsch syrup, and now a world-famous speciality.

 

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Halloween 2014 – Absinthe Party

11:20 am in ALANDIA by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheurs and Absintheuses,

Halloween is already ahead of us and now is just the right time to order a bottle of Hamlet Hardcore to receive it in time for the festivities (shipping to USA takes 8-10 days, EU 3-5 days). You can choose from black, green, blue and red color. And in case you want to have orange, just mix a red and a blue one!

The perfect glass for any Hamlet Hardcore Absinthe is the Skull glass. It is perfect for our Halloween special, the Brain Sherbet”. Here is the recipe:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 30ml Hamlet Hardcore Absinthe
  • 12 large ice cubes
  • 6 sugar cubes

Blend all ingredients in a mixer and serve the sherbet with a teaspoon (you don´t drink it, you spoon it out of the skull). Watch out, this stuff is strong.

This newsletter includes a Coupon Code, which you can use for your Halloween purchases worth 6.66 Euro. Simply enter

brainsherbet

 

 

 

 


into the coupon field which you can find in your shopping cart. The code is valid only the next 6 days till 10/24/2014. Minimum order is 30 Euro.

Spooky Greetings, your

ALANDIA Team

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News from the World of Absinthe

6:47 pm in ALANDIA, Newsletter by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheurs and Absintheuses!

We hope you have had a good summer with some relaxing chill-out times! We spent some days in Middle America and found this straight-forward advertisement for a local green spirit. We immediately had to think of the Green Fairy :-) !

Green is as well our Absinthe of the Month: Strong68 is strong, meaning that it is distilled with an extra portion of wormwood. That´s why many of our customers love it. It is actually our bestselling Absinthe. Strong68 is distilled in France, 100% naturally colored and its taste traditionally herbal with a slightly bitter note. That´s why we recommend to drink Strong68 with one sugar cube. If you are looking for a powerful Absinthe full of inspiration, then Strong68 should be your pick!

Interested in more news…? You can read the complete newsletter here: ALANDIA Absinthe Newsletter

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The days of old: ALANDIA Photo Contest 2004

1:15 pm in Absinthe Photos by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following you can see some Absinthe photos from a contest we organized in 2004. People could sent in their selfmade Absinthe picture and the winner was elected by the Absinthe Community. The first picture is the winner!

Your ALANDIA Team

 

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The days of old: ALANDIA Absinthe Party 2008

12:34 pm in Absinthe Party by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following you can see some pictures from our legendary Absinthe Party we held in Cologne in the year 2008.

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We write the year 2008…

For this ALANDIA Absinthe party event we rented rooms in an old Orangerie. The whole atmosphere was quite historical and people as always in a good mood! The Vol. IV ALANDIA Absinthe Party took place on 07.06.2008.

 

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The days of old: ALANDIA Absinthe Party 2004

12:24 pm in Absinthe Party by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following you can see some pictures from our legendary Absinthe Parties we held in Cologne!

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We write the year 2004…

For this ALANDIA Absinthe party event we celebrated again in the legendary cellar like the year before. The Vol. III party took place on 21.05.2004.

 

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The days of old: Absinthe Party 2003

5:11 pm in Absinthe Party, ALANDIA by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following you can see some pictures from our legendary Absinthe Parties we held in Cologne!

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We write the year 2003…

For this ALANDIA Absinthe party event we rented a cellar in an old tower. The party Vol. II took place on 23.05.2003. People enjoyed it as we did!

 

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The days of old: Absinthe Road Trip to Boveresse 2008

4:45 pm in Road Trips by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following paragraphs you can read some info about legendary Absinthe Road Trips we made during the last couple of years. Enjoy reading!

Your ALANDIA Team

We write the year 2008…

This year it was time again to visit “La Fete de L´Absinthe” 2008 in Boveresse, Val-de-Travers, Switzerland. Day one. We met with a nice party crowd of Absinthe forum members and Absinthe enthusiasts and made a little walk to the famous cliffs of Val-de-Travers. After enjoying the beautiful view, we had some food and Absinthes in the famous restaurant on the hill top. Of course we were entertained by Nicola and her guitar… In the restaurant we had some famous Swiss Cheese Fondue and sampled some Vintage Absinthe.In the restaurant the wooden walls are engraved by visitors. A. Junod, a famous Absinthe distiller of the 19th century was here as well. Some Absinthes later we headed home! Next day the Absinthe festival in Boveresse was on the schedule. The distillers showed their portfolio. The famous Swiss Alphorns were played on the festival as well. In the afternoon a MTB Tour helped to get sober. Afterwards we visited Claude Alain Bugnon, here with the world´s largest Absinthe Spoon. And after a wild party night it was time to say good bye to Boveresse 2008!

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The days of old: Absinthe Road Trip to old Absinthe Distilleries 2008

4:31 pm in Road Trips by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following paragraphs you can read some info about legendary Absinthe Road Trips we made during the last couple of years. Enjoy reading!

Your ALANDIA Team

We write the year 2008…

Besides Pontarlier, the French town of Fougerolles was one of the Absinthe hubs in the 19th century. We visited some of the old Absinthe distilleries. A few of them, like Paul Devoille, Lemercier and Coulin are still producing Absinthe.It is fascinating to see some evidences of the past, for example the old warehouse of the Lemercier distillery is just fascinating. Nothing has changed in the last 100 years…

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The days of old: Absinthe Road Trip to Absinthe Fair in Boveresse 2007

4:20 pm in Road Trips by ALANDIA

It is already a while ago, but never forgetting the good old days is sort of a lifestyle. In the following paragraphs you can read some info about legendary Absinthe Road Trips we made during the last couple of years. Enjoy reading!

Your ALANDIA Team

We write the year 2007…

Once again it was time for us to visit Switzerland for the Absinthe Festival in Boveresse. Our journey started from our headquarter in Cologne on 15.06.2007.

The festival was on the next day, on 16.06.2007. After a short stop in Basel, right at the German/Swiss border we headed over to Couvet to meet claude Alain Bugnon, the distiller of our Absinthe Clandestine, and other Absintheurs.

As Couvet is known for its excessive nightlife (just kidding..) we didn´t miss the chance to visit the local night club. After some wild “Pulp Fiction” dances on the dancefloor (just kidding #2) we prepared ourselves for the festival on the next day.

More or less no big surprises were shown there, except for the first green Suisse Absinthes of the Val de Travers, which had their preview in Boveresse. Therefore we grabbed our mountainbikes and took a ride on the local mountains, great fun! At the evening we had a typical “Fondue” at a hotel, which will be restored to an Absinthe Experience hotel including a distillery in the cellar, where you will have the chance to distill your own Absinthe with professional advise.

Like every year we partied out the day at the “aftershow” party in Boveresse. Many international Absintheurs met there and we had lots of fun with the Green Fairy and the local party crowd…