When it comes to Absinthe, quality is really important. That’s why we give you a deeper insight on how to find the Best Absinthe.
How to find the Best Absinthe: How to evaluate quality
In our previous article “How to make Absinthe the right way” we already mentioned, that quality Absinthe should be distilled and naturally colored. These are the objective quality measures. You can also say, it is the prerequisite for a good Absinthe. Other than that, as you can imagine, there is not one right method. But there are quality measures that have been developed by experienced Absintheurs to judge Absinthes. This is how the quality measures are split up in many forums and Absinthe tasting events:
Appearance (about 15%), Louche (about 15%), Aroma (about 20%), Flavor and Mouthfeel (20%), Finish (10%), and Overall Impression (20%). …Continue reading “Absinthe Reviews: How to find the best Absinthe”
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…? Here is the Strong68 review. …Continue reading “Absinthe Strong68 Review: Is it any good?”
Yesterday we had a little Absinthe contest. We sampled Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier, Absinthe Berthe de Joux and Absinthe Butterfly. Our overall winner was Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier. It has a very creamy mouth feel, with a good anise base, which is surrounded by wonderful additional herbal notes. This separates this Absinthe in our opinion from the other two competitors.
Absinthe Berthe de Joux is on our opinion too flat. Don´t misunderstand us, the Absinthe has a very unique taste, but we miss a “base” where these fine notes are build upon.
Absinthe Butterfly wins the second place. We love the fresh citrus taste of this Absinthe. But it is too special to qualify as an overall winner. In the category “specialty” it would win the first price.
What´s your opinion about these Absinthes?
Meanwhile the first bottles of the new Absinthe Butterfly have arrived the tasting rooms. Michael has send us some pictures. What is your opinion about this Absinthe. Write your Absinthe review here! Cheers, Your ALANDIA Team
Absintheurs, now it is time for you to give some advice to other Absintheurs. Which Absinthe would YOU recommend for a:
- Beginner (what should he start with?)
- An advanced Absintheur (quality counts)
- An effect seeker (buzz is important)
Please advise and discuss based on your personal point of view!