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History of our bestselling Absinthe Strong68

7:33 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

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!

Below you can see a picture of the recent, up to date Absinthe Strong68 bottle and label design from 2014, and the early beginnings back in 2002.



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For sale: Vintage Absinthe Pernod Fils

3:34 pm in Absinthe Brands, absinthe memorabilia by ALANDIA

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.

As you can see the labels are in good condition. The bottle has 0.75 liters. The price is 950 Euro including Courier Express Shipping. This is of course a lot, but vintage Absinthe can be seen as an investment for the future. The price will increase, because there are only limited bottles still available on the market. If you are interested, please send us a private message at mail(at)alandia.de.

Cheers!

Your ALANDIA Team


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Absinthe Cousin Jeune Reloaded

10:39 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

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.

Interesting Info: After Absinthe prohibition the Cousin Jeune  and the Bailly absinthe distillery offered a thujone free Absinthe, an “absinthe sans-thuj”. But these products weren´t very successful. Of course the truth behind the claims of the manufacturers was more than dubious…

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New Arrival: Absinthe République Vintage

1:07 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

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!

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Absinthiades 2013: The Winner is Francois Guy

1:51 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheur!

Every year in October the Absinthe Fair Absinthiades takes place in Pontarlier, France. Pontarlier is located in the eastern part of France, right to the border of Switzerland. At the turn of the century, in Absinthe´s peak time, Pontarlier was the French capital of Absinthe. Pernod Fils had a big distillery there. And also nowadays, a lot of Absinthe is distilled in this historical part of France. This year, an all time favorite won the contest: Absinthe Francois Guy. F. Guy is an Absinthe with a higher anise level, but as the anise (and wormwood) is grown in the fertile regions of Pontarlier, this Absinthe has a very aromatic smell and taste. You might have tried Francois Guy already, if not you should definitely stock this Absinthe in your bar. We offer the winner of the Absinthiades for a limited time for a reduced price. Check it out:

Gold Award Winner of the Absinthiades: Francois Guy Absinthe!

Absinthe Francois Guy


As you can see with Francois Guy, October is the month of premium quality Absinthe. Therefore we have chosen Maison ALANDIA as Absinthe of the Month – a definite winner in terms of complexity! In total the recipe is based on 16 different herbs, and the distillation is made with a wood-heated alembic. This guarantees a slower distillation process, setting free all the herbal aromas. We recommend to prepare your glass of Maison ALANDIA with one sugar cube, as the sweetness of the sugar supports the aromatic experience.

Your Absinthe of the Month: Maison ALANDIA

Absinthe of the Month
Cheers from the World of Absinthe,

Your ALANDIA Team!

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Absinthe News: Absinthe L´Enteté the new Absinthe from Combier

6:58 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheur!

Probably you know and like the Jade Absinthes. They are distilled in France at the Combier distillery by Mr. Ted Breaux. Now Combier has launched a New Absinthe: L´Enteté. It is a classic naturally green Absinthe (with a nice packaging that reminds us of the Hendricks Gin bottle). The taste of L´Enteté is straight forward, wormwood is in the foreground with some spicy, slightly fresh citric notes. We offer Absinthe L´Enteté this month at an reduced introduction price. Be one of the first to try it…

New Absinthe: L´Enteté from the Combier distillery (introduction price)

Absinthe Entete


As the new Absinthe of the Month we have chosen our exclusive Absinthe Sample Set. 5 different Absinthes from 3 different countries are nicely packaged in unique glass tubes. It is the perfect set when you want to try out different flavours without buying a whole bottle. As it is our Absinthe of the Month we add to every set a gift for free: The World´s smallest Absinthe Spoon!

Absinthe of the Month: Sample Set + World´s smallest Absinthe Spoon!

Absinthe of the Month

For the absinthiana collectors under us we have a special offer: Original antique Feuille Absinthe Spoons. When you are interested send us a PM via Facebook:

Antique Absinthe Spoon for sale

Antique

Cheers,

Your ALANDIA Team!

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Vintage Absinthe from France

4:23 pm in Absinthe Brands, absinthe memorabilia by ALANDIA

Today we want to present you a vintage Absinthe brand: Absinthe Rivoire Frères (Rivoire and brothers). This Absinthe was distilled in Marseille, France. Recently we found and bought two small bottles of this vintage Absinthe. One of the bottles is now for sale. Unfortunately the bottle is empty but it still has its original label and cork. The bottle can be dated to 1900-1910. When you are interested, here you can buy one of the bottles: Absinthe Rivoire Freres. Below you find some pictures of the bottle and some pictures taking reference to the history of this vintage Absinthe brand: You can see the owner of the distillery, Mr. Jules Rivoire, some old advertisements, a table with a Rivoire Freres caraffe and a picture with a hot air ballon with “Rivoire Freres” advertising from the World Exposition, which was held in Marseille in 1906.

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La Maison Fontaine Verte is the new Absinthe of the Month

1:12 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

It´s time for a new Absinthe of the Month: This time we have chosen La Maison Fontaine Absinthe Verte. It is a premium French Absinthe with a fresh, slightly peppery note. With every bottle you will receive one bag of ALANDIA Absinthe sugar cubes for free:

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Green Absinthe and its natural coloration

3:05 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

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).

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Jade 1901 Absinthe is Absinthe of the Month

12:09 pm in Absinthe Brands by ALANDIA

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.

Absinthe of the Month: Jade PF 1901 with free Sugar Cubes

AOM

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:

Back in stock: The Brouilleur Auto Verseur!


Have a good one!

Your ALANDIA Team!