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…?
The answer is easy: Most of the reviews you find in the net are old reviews, meaning that they were published before 2012. They refer to the very first Strong68 which was a macerated Absinthe (indeed very bitter). In 2012 the recipe of Strong68 was totally revised. ALANDIA changed the recipe from a macerate to a distillate. Also the production moved from a German distillery to a traditional distillery in France. Overall the “new” Strong68 which is sold since 2012 is a totally different Absinthe in comparison to the former version. Nevertheless its strong character remains. It is still a very strong Absinthe with a perfect Absinthe effect, as its recipe is based on a high amount of wormwood. You can say the recipe is straight forward. Besides its strength, the “new” Strong68 is a 100% natural Absinthe, meaning that it is naturally colored by herbs. It contains no additional sugar, therefore it is as pure as it can be. The taste is fresh and herbal, with only a slight bitterness. If you buy a bottle we can almost guarantee you, that you will like it!
You can also check the positive feedback for the “new” Strong68 by looking at the customer reviews for Strong68. Starting from 2012 “bitterness” or “harshness” is not mentioned by any Absintheur. Instead people appreciate its smooth taste and strong effect. Cheers!
Halloween is already ahead of us and now is just the right time to order a bottle of Hamlet Hardcore to receive it in time for the festivities (shipping to USA takes 8-10 days, EU 3-5 days). You can choose from black, green, blue and red color. And in case you want to have orange, just mix a red and a blue one!
The perfect glass for any Hamlet Hardcore Absinthe is the Skull glass. It is perfect for our Halloween special, the “Brain Sherbet”. Here is the recipe:
30ml Hamlet Hardcore Absinthe
12 large ice cubes
6 sugar cubes
Blend all ingredients in a mixer and serve the sherbet with a teaspoon (you don´t drink it, you spoon it out of the skull). Watch out, this stuff is strong.
This newsletter includes a Coupon Code, which you can use for your Halloween purchases worth 6.66 Euro. Simply enter
into the coupon field which you can find in your shopping cart. The code is valid only the next 6 days till 10/24/2014. Minimum order is 30 Euro.
We hope you have had a good summer with some relaxing chill-out times! We spent some days in Middle America and found this straight-forward advertisement for a local green spirit. We immediately had to think of the Green Fairy :-)!
Green is as well our Absinthe of the Month: Strong68 is strong, meaning that it is distilled with an extra portion of wormwood. That´s why many of our customers love it. It is actually our bestselling Absinthe. Strong68 is distilled in France, 100% naturally colored and its taste traditionally herbal with a slightly bitter note. That´s why we recommend to drink Strong68 with one sugar cube. If you are looking for a powerful Absinthe full of inspiration, then Strong68 should be your pick!
These Absinthe Brouilleurs were out of stock for a long time. Now we received new stock! This delightful dripper is an exact replica of the famous “Auto verseur”, originally produced by the absinthe maker Cusenier. It was a popular accessory in the mid-19th century. The dripper is fascinating, as the water flows over a see saw into the absinthe glass. You simply place the dripper on top of the glass and add water to the reservoir bowl. The balancing mechanism (see saw) underneath allows small amounts of ice water to flow into the waiting absinthe glass. As soon as the water touches the absinthe, you will experience the beautiful louche.
We at ALANDIA like to play around a bit. Therefore we designed the first ALANDIA Absinthe Nike Air Max ID Sneaker. The shoe is in our corporate colors black and green and has the “Fairy Wing Logo” at the back. Red is used to give the shoe a bit of contrast and glamour. How do you like it? Unfortunately it is just a prototype, but maybe our staff will get them to get uniformed 🙂
Fernets are the “new” thing of the bar scene in NYC. Naturally bitter, they can be used for all cocktails that normally make use of bar bitters. In the speak easy bar “Employees Only” for example, Fernets are served with vermouth or whiskey.
But what exactly is a Fernet? Although some might think that Fernet is a brand name, it is in fact a bitter category. There are conflicting data when it comes to the origin of this spirit. But it is assumed, that the spirit is named after its iventor, the Italian monk Frate Angelico Fernet (pronounced ‘Fair-Nay’). It is said, that Fernets have magical virtues – formerly they were used for everything from a cure-all tonic to hangover cure. Today there are still several Italian Fernet producers, but most is made in tiny quantities for local rural Italian consumption. The various known recipes most typically share ingredients such as Saffron, Aloe, Gentian, Quinquina, Anise, Angelica, Mint and Myrrh. This latter ingredient, along with Saffron, is extremely rare and expensive, but builds the backbone of the best Fernets. Of course it is as well used for the production of Fernet del Frate Angelico.
This amazing liqueur stands up in quality from anything available on the modern market. It is made in micro-batches by hand at the Matter Distillery in Switzerland following an original, hand-written recipe, purchased by the distillery’s original owner in 1930 from a long-closed Italian distillery. Fernet del Frate Angelico can be sipped on its own, but shines in skillfully-made cocktails. Fernet del Frate Angelico is now available at ALANDIA. Here you can buy a bottle online.
In 2001 – 12 years ago – ALANDIA started selling authentic Absinthe and Absinthe accessories. Supported by Absintheurs all around the world ALANDIA quickly developed to one of the leading Absinthe online shops worldwide.
Every single customer has helped us to be where we are right now. Therefore we qnt to say Thank You! Your continued business and loyalty are deeply appreciated. We look forward to being a part of many more of your “Green hours” in the years to come. With our best wishes from all of us at ALANDIA, Merry Christmas!
To get Christmas gifts in time please be aware of these Christmas-safe shipping dates:
it´s getting cold outside – at least where we live 🙂 – so Christmas is coming closer! It still takes some time, but now is already a good time to think who of your friends deserves a good bottle of Absinthe (or Gin) or some premium accessories for Christmas. Just take a look at our Christmas section in our online shop for gift inspirations. We have some nice sets there which you can customize to your preferences! Absinthe for Christmas, that´s a good idea – Here are the Gift sets!
We recommend ordering early to get your Christmas gifts in time!