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Mardi Gras and Absinthe

2:33 pm in Absinthe Galleries by ALANDIA

We already voted on our ALANDIA Facebook Fan Page, now we start the poll as well in the community. Mardi Gras is coming pretty soon and of course the best costume is dressing up as a Green Fairy! There are already different prototype Absinthe fairies flying around, so which one is your favorite..? Vote!

Absinthe Green Fairy


Absinthe User Pics Part II

11:54 am in Absinthe Galleries, ALANDIA by ALANDIA

Here is Part II of Absintheur images and photos.  We like especially the Absinthe cartoons and the orange juice like louche of Absinthe Serpis.  More Absinthe pics will be published soon. Cheers and spread the word of the Green Fairy!


Absinthe User Pics Part I

6:32 pm in Absinthe Galleries by ALANDIA

Check out Part I of a new series of images that Absintheurs from all over the world send us to share it with you! You will see Absinthe served in the mountains, Absinthe in Tokyo and a lot of different other images dealing with Absinthe.

Stay tuned for upcoming images!


6:18 pm in Absinthe Galleries by absinthejack

What better way to show my love of the Green Fairy?


Absinthe Party 2002 – Bringing the Green Fairy to Cologne

6:59 pm in Absinthe Galleries by ALANDIA

Check out the images from the first ALANDIA Absinthe Party 2002…

Soon after establishing ALANDIA in 2001 we had the wish to spread the word of the Green Fairy! We did that in Cologne/Germany and looking at the lucky people you will agree that it was a success.  There had been more parties (images to follow) but we feel it´s time for the next one… We will let you know!

Absinthe Road Trip #1 – Day 3: Vintage Distilleries and Museum

3:39 pm in Absinthe Galleries by Matthias

On day three we returned to France and visited Pontarlier once again. Our aim was to find some evidences for the legendary history of the town. We knew that the old Pernod distillery is now used by Nestlé, and therefore we checked out if we still could find some old parts of the former building. We could not enter the factory site, but based on old postcards we looked for the famous oval windows which should be visible from the bordering streets. Our second station was the Deniset distillery.

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Absinthe Road Trip #1 – Day 2: La Fete de L´Absinthe in Boveresse

3:26 pm in Absinthe Galleries by Matthias

After a very nice evening with the Green Fairy (little fairies dancing in my head..) the agenda for our second day was the absinthe Festival in Boveresse. Our hotel was in the nearby town Couvet which is also known for its absinthe roots. For example in the times of the Belle Epoque Pernod Fils had a second distillery here besides their headquarter in Ponatrlier. Nowadays the only legal swiss absinthe Kübler is distilled in Couvet. Of course we made a visit and although everything was closed we took some pictures with our James Bond spy camera…

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Absinthe Road Trip #1 – Day 1: Pontarlier

3:25 pm in Absinthe Galleries by Matthias

The home of the Green Fairy can be identified in the small valley “Val de Travers” in the Swiss Jura, next to the French border. Here the Green Fairy was born as Dr. Pierre Ordinaire started to distrbute a special digestive – “Bon Extrait d´Absinthe” – in the 18th century, which soon should become famous under the name ABSINTHE. Now, more than 100 years later, the little town Boveresse in the Val de Travers organizes every year an absinthe festival – “La Fete de l´Absinthe”. Well, to name it a festival is almost a bit exaggerated, moreover it is a fair for the locals of the Valley. You can find some antique sellers who present their absinthiana collections, such as antique spoons, glasses and fontaines. Also absinthe candies such as absinthe ice cream, absinthe pudding and absinthe chocolates are offered, and the only “legal” absinthe Kübler with 45% alcohol is served. The absinthe prohibition is still active in Switzerland, therefore the festival is more of a family reunion, which demonstrates the deep connections the valley has to its culture, the Green Fairy…

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