This is our recent addition to our Absinthiana collection: A vintage promo card for Absinthe Suisse from Couvet, Switzerland. It is issued for the general Spanish importer “P. Guibert from Barcelona”. On the card you can see the prices for the different types of Absinthe: Bonne, Superieure, Vielle. You could buy it in cases of 12 bottles (12 liter) or per barrel (100 liter). The price per barrel is significantly cheaper, 2 instead of 4 (Pesetas?). If you pay within 3 months you get a 2% discount on your Absinthe purchase. Cheap :-)! …Continue reading “Vintage Absinthe Suisse Couvet Promo Card”
Dear Absintheurs, Strong68 is an all time favorite. It is the bestselling Absinthe of ALANDIA from the day it was launched (2002) until today (2015). People love this Absinthe for its strong Absinthe effect. Nevertheless you can find some harsh reviews in the net about Strong68. You can read that the Absinthe is “very bitter” and the Absinthe forum Wormwoodsociety even calls it “Another ‘Czechsinthe’ product with macerated Wormwood”. Why is this the case? How can a besteller have such a bad reputation…? …Continue reading “Absinthe Strong68 Review: Is it any good?”
A new Absinthe was recently launched. Its name is Absinthe du Centenaire. What is the story behing this new Absinthe..? Well, it is like the name says a “Century Absinthe” connected to Absinthe prohibition. January 7th, 1915 is the date when Absinthe got banned in France. Fortunately 100 years later Absinthe production and consumption is once again legal. Especially French distilleries that already produced Absinthe during the thimes of the Belle Epoque offer premium, authentic Absinthe. In reminiscence of this historical event the French Absinthe distillery Devoille has launched Absinthe du Centenaire. It is a limited edition, as its production and recipe focuses on authenticity and quality. …Continue reading “Absinthe du Centenaire the Prohibition Absinthe”
After some years of silence, Ted Breaux, the man behind the Jade Absinthe portfolio, has developed a new Absinthe: Absinthe Terminus Oxygénée is the final release in the Jade Absinthe portfolio of historically accurate Absinthes. It is a very special Absinthe, as it plays homage to one of the most interesting Absinthes of the Belle Époque era: Absinthe Oxygénée. This brand separated itself from its peers by a specialized hot oxygenation production process. This treatment was advertised as being “Hygiénique”, because drinking a glass of this Absinthe would not extract oxygen from the blood but rather add oxygen to it, which would have a healing effect on the nerve system, circulation and lungs… In a way, this new prodution method was a reaction to several scientists and scholars proclaiming that alcohol, and absinthe above all – the scapegoat of the French wine industry – was very dangerous to consumers’ health. Besides being good for your health, this claim was actually also used for advertisement “C´est ma santé” (see picture below) the oxygenation process also lets the Absinthe age very quickly. You can compare it with decanting a wine, allowing oxygen to mix with the molecules of the spirit changing its taste and aroma. The result is a very smooth Absinthe without any alcoholic sharpness. The original brand was the subject of widespread publicity, sold at a premium, and was exported to various ports around the globe. Nevertheless, Cusenier was not the only producer of an oxygenated Absinthe. Premier Fils, another French Absinthe manufacturer also offered an Absinthe Oxygéneé (check our photo album). …Continue reading “Absinthe Jade Terminus Oxygénée is released”
Dear Absintheurs and Absintheuses, the new Pernod Absinthe Recette Traditionelle is the closest possible recreation of the famous Pernod Absinthe from 1805. New, because Pernod sold for some years a mediocre Absinthe. The new version is much closer to the historical original and way better in quality. A must have Absinthe for every Absintheur! We have it now in stock!
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! …Continue reading “Absinthe Un Peureux is back!”
Strong68 is our bestselling Absinthe! Read some information about its history: Absinthe Strong68 is our oldest absinthe brand. Back in 2001, when we founded the ALANDIA Absinthe company, we immediately started with its production. In the beginning it was a very strong, macerated absinthe. The bitterness was its characteristic and the product design was minimalistic. We liked it a lot, but as time went by our personal preferences changed. More and more we appreciated the fine taste of distilled absinthes and therefore also Strong68´s recipe was updated. We upgraded it to a distilled absinthe and moved production from Germany to France. Nevertheless we still wanted Strong68 to be “strong”, that´s why we use an extra portion of local French wormwood for the distillation. Also the coloring herbs are carefully selected, to give Strong68 a slightly bitter taste. The result is an Absinthe which is the epitome of vividness caused by the Green Fairy. Enjoy! …Continue reading “History of our bestselling Absinthe Strong68”
Do you want to own a bottle of vintage Absinthe…? This Vintage Pernod Fils Absinthe Bottle can be yours, because we are willing to sell it 🙂 It can be dated to the 1960s and is from the Pernod Fils Tarragona distillery from Spain. Pernod moved its production to Spain after Absinthe got prohibited in France. Partly, the bottle still has its original wrapping, which is rarely the case. We took it off for some pictures, so that you have a better view on the bottle itself. …Continue reading “For sale: Vintage Absinthe Pernod Fils”
Absinthe Cousin Jeune, the young cousin, was a famous absinthe brand back in the 19th century. The distillery was located in Pontarlier, France. Now this historical brand is for sale again. Every bottle is decorated with the original vintage promotional poster of Cousin Jeune. Below you can also see a picture of a miniature bottle of “Absinthe Cousin Jeune” from the past. The Absinthe itself is a classic Absinthe Blanche, meaning that no coloring herbs are added to the distillate. The result is a crystal clear, very smooth and fine Absinthe. Cousin Jeune is distilled with local wormwood from Pontarlier. Therefore it has a powerful wormwood taste. Fennel and anise, the classic Absinthe herbs, give Cousin Jeune a smooth and slightly sweet finish. This premium Absinthe won as well the gold medal at a spirit contest in Paris in 2014. …Continue reading “Absinthe Cousin Jeune Reloaded”
This month we proudly present a new Absinthe as our Absinthe of the Month: Absinthe ALANDIA République Vintage. It is an Absinthe that we developed in cooperation with the French Devoille Distillery. Enclosed you find a brief description of its recipe and taste. As a special introduction offer you will receive one Absinthe glass or one Absinthe spoon for free!
The recipe of Absinthe République Vintage is based on a traditional herbal composition. It includes green anise, fennel and of course wormwood. But Absinthe République uses as well a special ingredient, that gives this Absinthe a unique taste: Coriander seeds. The seeds of coriander taste completely different in comparison to fresh coriander leaves. You will experience a nutty, slightly fresh note, perfectly matching the aromas of fennel and anise. For the distillation wine alcohol is used as a base. This gives Absinthe République Vintage a faint touch of Cognac in the finish. If you are looking for a premium Absinthe and appreciate the combination of tradtion with a hint of modernism, then this Absinthe should be your choice!