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Authentic Absinthe is of natural green color. After distillation coloring herbs are added to the crystal clear distillate. Think of it as a “tea bag” that you add to the elixir to produce the color of the “Green Fairy”. Typical coloring herbs of absinthe are artemisia pontica, melissa and hysop. Some Absinthe distillers use artemisia absinthium (wormwood) as a coloring herb, but this is something we can not recommend. As the wormwood plant is very bitter from its taste, wormwood as a coloring herb creates an unpleasant bitterness. Don´t get us wrong, we like a bitter smack in Absinthes, but the problem with wormwood coloration is, that the Absinthe gets more and more bitter the longer the absinthe stands in your bar. This means, a freshly colored absinthe with wormwood tastes good, but after approx. 1-2 months this nice taste turns into a harsh note. Therefore all our ALANDIA Absinthes are colored with the traditional herbs and suitable for maturing.
Here you see the different greens of Absinthe Suisse Verte and Absinthe Heritage Verte. Suisse Verte´s green is fresh and bright (this also reflects its taste), Absinthe Heritage has a darker vintage green (this reflects that this Absinthe is distilled with wine alcohol, which increases its quality of maturation in your bar/absinthe cellar).
We hope that you already have had a good start into 2013! We wish you peace, love, happiness and good Absinthe! 2013 is by the way the 12th anniversary of ALANDIA!
Yesterday – of course after work – we were sitting at our team meeting table and it was time to drink a glass of absinthe. The question arose, which one..? We had a look at our bar and all of a sudden the bottle of Jade PF 1901 caught our attention. Maybe it was the golden glimmer of the label that pushed us to drink a glass. Whatever, definitely we did not regret the choice! It had been a while, since we sampled Jade PF 1901 the last time. Therefore we were looking forward to brushing up our memories. We were once again delighted by the acquired taste of this premium absinthe! That´s why we decided to make JADE PF 1901 our Absinthe of the Month. This means a reduced price and one bag of ALANDIA sugar cubes for free.
We also received New Stock of the famous Brouilleur Auto Verseurs. It is a “see saw” that let´s the water flow into your absinthe glass. When you don´t know how this absinthe accessory works, check out the video underneath the product description:
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Hope you all had a good start into the New Year! Some things fortunately stay the same, every month there is a new Absinthe of the Month at ALANDIA. January 2013 it is Mansinthe, the official Absinthe from Marilyn Manson. Besides the reduced price you receive with every bottle a pack of original Absinthe sugar cubes! These sugar cubes are the best. Forget about any substitutes, these ones are the ones you want to have! Individually wrapped and best quality.
We recently got aware of something new in the absinthe environment: A mead based Absinthe
made by Martin Zufanek, the creator of the only “good” Czech Absinthes: Absinthe St. Antoine and Absinthe La Grenouille. It is a limited edition based on a distilled mead with quality absinthe herbs. The distiller says this combination gives a very creamy mouthfeel and sweetness to the final spirit. We are curious, some sample bottles are on its way….
Mead Base Absinthe is now online. You can buy it here
: Absinthe Mead Base
The distiller of the famous Monkey 47 Gin has distilled an Absinthe: Absinthe Traditionelle du Lac de Constance, nickname “Keller et Fils”. It is the first Absinthe distilled in the pictorial Staehlemuehle, where the Absinthe, Gin and Eaux de Vie distillery is located. Christoph Keller, the master distiller, put all his knowledge and passion into the creation of this ultra-premium Absinthe. The recipe of this Absinthe is traditional, no experiments on this side, but the herbs are all grown in the garden of the distillery. This guarantees extra quality, as the cultivation is permanently supervised by the master himself, Mr. Keller. The result is an outstanding Absinthe with a very deep herbal aroma and notes of tobaco. When you want to know more about the Staehlemuehle, have a look at the fantastic video.
Every Month ALANDIA presents a new Absinthe of the Month. This time it is Absinthe Heritage Verte. It is one of our favorites, but not only ours, you like this Absinthe a lot as well! That´s what the Absinthe reviews tell us. We are happy!
This month every bottle comes with one Eiffel Tower Absinthe Spoon. The spoon is an authentic reproduction of the absinthe spoon which was made back in 1889 for the inauguration of this famous building. By the way, do you know why the Eiffel Tower was built..? It was the icon for the world exposition taking place in Paris in 1889.
Drink Absinthe Responsibly.
These Absinthe Cigars aren´t new, but we recently made some new pictures in our Absinthe room. Every tube is filled with a sample portion of Absinthe. You can choose between the Cigar Etui Set number I or II. The etui itself is in the design of an exclusive cigar etui. Of course the snake leather is not real, it is printed on carton. But the Absinthe set has the look of a 19th century cigar etui and you really feel like a real gentlemen . We like these goodies and we can gaurantee, whenever you pull out the Absinthe cigar set everyone around you will ask you, what´s this…? In the end everyone wants to have one…They are just cool and unique…
Absinthe Epoque, one of the best Absinthes, has a new design. The label has now a golden print to underline the exclusiveness of this premium Absinthe. Also the bottle is now 100% symetrical. We hope you like the new design! Absinthe Epoque is also this month our Absinthe of the Month, this means that you will get one Absinthe Brouilleur for free!
The brand new Absinthe from ALANDIA has arrived in our warehouse! It took more than two years to develop this very special Absinthe. We are proud to present you Absinthe Heritage Verte! It is as well our Absinthe of the Month:
Absinthe Heritage Verte is an authentic green Absinthe, with a “vintage” personality: It is composed after a traditional recipe including grande wormwood, fennel, green anise and various other selected herbs. The distillation itself is done by the family distillery Paul Devoille in France, which was founded in 1859. Heritage Verte is extremly intense from its herbal composition: Once the bottle is opened a beautiful perfume of wormwood fills the room. In the glass, Heritage Verte is of a deep, well-infused amber green color. Adding ice-cold water produces an intensely thick, yet reflective louche that completely captures the undiluted color of clouds. Its tasting notes reflect wormwood, anise, and fennel, with a relaxing yet bittersweet headiness.
We recommend serving Absinthe Heritage according to the Classic French Absinthe Ritual: Fill your Absinthe glass with one part Absinthe, place an Absinthe spoon with two sugar cubes on top and pour three parts cold water over the sugar into the glass.
We are totally enthusiastic about Absinthe Heritage Verte, that´s why we add to the first 50 bottles one free ALANDIA T-Shirt!