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Monkey 47 Sloe Gin 2013 Edition has arrived

7:23 pm in Gin by ALANDIA

Dear Gin Lovers!

we received new stock of the 2013 edition of Monkey 47 Sloe Gin. The bottles will be sold fast, that´s pretty sure, so better order early to reserve yourself a bottle. Only one time in the year this special Gin is produced. It is very common, that the price for a bottle of Monkey 47 Sloe Gin increases rapidly, as soon as the first supply is sold…

How do you drink Sloe Gin? You sip it on or without ice or mix it with champagne. Actually we prefer to drink sloe gin without ice, as the flavors of the spirit develop better, when the spirit is drank at room temperature. Enjoy!

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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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Christmas Gifts – Absinthe is the perfect gift!

1:43 pm in ALANDIA by ALANDIA


Dear Absintheur!

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:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at our special Christmas Sets – The perfect gift for Christmas!

Absinthe for Christmas

Happy Holidays from the World of Absinthe,

Your ALANDIA Team!

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Absinthe for Christmas 2013!

11:42 am in ALANDIA by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheurs!

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!

Absinthe for Christmas!

We recommend ordering early to get your Christmas gifts in time!

Last Christmas shipping dates:

USA December 13th, EU 16th, Germany 20th

All the best and happy holidays,

Your ALANDIA Team!

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Happy Halloween from the World of Absinthe!

2:21 pm in ALANDIA by ALANDIA

Dear Absintheurs,

the time has come, Halloween 2013 is there! To get you in the right mood, we present you the ALANDIA Halloween picture of 2013, featuring the Skull Gang “Hamlet Hardcore”! We wish you a happy AND spooky night with a good glass of Absinthe!

Cheers, your ALANDIA Team!

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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!

Stay in contact with us, visit us!

ALANDIA Absinthe Fan Page at Facebook

ALANDIA Absinthe Fan Page at Google+ (thanks for adding us to your circle)!

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ALANDIA´s first Gin: Six Ravens London Dry Gin

10:25 am in ALANDIA, Gin by ALANDIA

Gin and ALANDIA? It´s not green and it is not Absinthe?

That´s right, but out of a daily life problem, a new product has evolved! Absinthe, as you might have experienced as well, is unfortunately not available in every bar. Therefore you have to have some substitutes in mind when you are out for a drink. In our case, the substitute is Gin & Tonic, a historical drink with sytle and slightly bitter, herbal taste. As Gin is a distilled spirits made out of various herbs and spices, similar to Absinthe, we had the idea of creating our own Gin, the first ALANDIA Gin. It took us over a year and many prototypes to finalize the recipe but now the product is bottled and available for sale: Six Ravens London Dry Gin! We really would be happy when you give our Premium Gin Six Ravens a try. We would be so happy, that we add this month to every bottle one exclusive lead-crystal Gin & Tonic Glass for free! The perfect equipment for a perfect Gin & Tonic

ALANDIA´s first Gin: Six Ravens London Dry Gin! (+ Free lead-crystal Gin & Tonic Glass)

Six Ravens Gin


But we don´t forget our roots. Absinthe is still our flagship product! And like every month, we have as well this month an Absinthe of the Month: Heritage Verte. It´s intensive herbal bouquet make this Absinthe one of our very favorites. It´s color, aroma, louche and taste is intense, it´s a real absinthe, not a water downed spirit. The wine alcohol base of Heritage Verte make it as well special. Cognac like notes are present, which remind of pre-ban absinthes. As you need premium sugar cubes for preparing an Absinthe the traditional way, we add this month to every bottle one free bag of Absinthe Sugar Cubes!

Absinthe of the Month: Heritage Verte + Free Absinthe Sugar Cubes!

Absinthe of the Month

Cheers,

Your ALANDIA Team!

Stay in contact with us, visit us:

ALANDIA Absinthe Fanpage at Facebook

Six Ravens London Dry Gin Fanpage at Facebook

ALANDIA Absinthe Fan Page at Google+ (thanks for adding us to your circle)!

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Six Ravens London Dry Gin

4:24 pm in Gin by ALANDIA

Six Ravens London Dry Gin is ALANDIA´s first Gin. It took us over a year to develop this premium London Dry Gin… Now we proudly present Six Ravens London Dry Gin! Before we get too much into detail, we will shortly describe the history of “Gin”.

History of Gin:

Gin is a distilled spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries. The Dutch doctor François de la Boe is credited with the invention of this famous spirit. He distilled juniper berries as an herbal medicine and called it genever, the dutch word for juniper berries. English soliders, who were fighting with the Dutch against the Spanish in the Eighty Years’ War, brought the drink to Britain and called it “Gin”. The spirit became highly popular and was also heavily consumed in tropical British colonies. Gin was used to mask the bitter flavour of quinine, which was the only effective anti-malarial compound during this time. Quinine was dissolved in carbonated water to form tonic water; the resulting mix became the origin of today’s famous Gin & Tonic combination!

To celebrate the launch of Six Ravens London Dry Gin, ALANDIA´s first Gin, we have created this very special “Welcome Offer”. You will get one exclusive Gin & Tonic glass with every bottle for free. The glass itself is made out of high quality lead-crystal and its design is eyecatching. The perfect glass to enjoy your Gin & Tonic.
You might ask yourself why we have called this Gin Six Ravens? Well there´s an interesting story behind it. Read more about the history and recipe of Six Ravens London Dry Gin in the following lines.

ALANDIA´s first Gin: Six Ravens London Dry Gin

Gin and ALANDIA? It´s not green and it is not Absinthe? That´s right, therefore let us explain, why we have come up with the idea of making a Gin.

Absinthe, as you might have experienced as well, is unfortunately not available in every bar. Therefore you have to have some substitutes in mind when you are out for a drink. In our case, the substitute was (and still is..) Gin & Tonic, a historical drink with sytle and a pleasant slightly bitter, herbal taste. Gin is a distilled spirits made out of various herbs and spices. Therefore producing a Gin is somehow related to Absinthe production.  The idea was born, let´s make the first ALANDIA Gin! It took us over a year and many prototypes to finalize the recipe but now the product is bottled and available for sale: Six Ravens London Dry Gin!

In accordance with the London Dry Gin tradition, Six Ravens Gin is exclusively obtained from distilling selected botanicals, such as juniper berries and ginger. No added sweetening, nor colorants, nor any other ingredients (other than water) are added to the distillate. Six Ravens Gin has an increased alcohol percentage of 46% to preserve its full bodied flavor profile, even when mixed with your favorite tonic water. It is the perfect Gin for a premium Gin Tonic (and that was what we were aiming for ;-) ).

We really would be happy when you give our Premium Gin Six Ravens London Dry Gin a try. So happy, that we add to every bottle one very exclusive lead-crystal Gin & Tonic glass for free!

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.