La Fee Parisienne Absinthe (700ml)


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The first traditional absinthe to have been made in France since the spirit was banned there in 1915. Distilled in the Rhone-Alpes, using nine herbs and spices, including grand wormwood, fennel and star anise. The bottle is opaque to help protect La Fée Parisienne’s natural ‘verte’ colour. Multi award winning and endorsed by the Musée de l’Absinthe, Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Distilled at the traditional 68% abv following an authentic 19th century recipe. Follow the back-label instructions and use the included Absinthe spoon to mix and enjoy in the traditional French method. A truly authentic Absinthe drinking experience.

Tasting notes: On opening the bottle, the bouquet is much stronger than the wormwood-free substitutes like Herbsaint, it has an almost fruity, woody smell. The color is a vivid devilish green. Louche effect is quite pronounced and yields a nice opalescent green color. The flavor is quite different from Pernod or Absente. It has a black-licorice (anise) flavor to be certain, but not as prominently as some other brands. The wormwood flavor takes on a whole new character. It isn’t hardly at all bitter, but there is a very deep woody flavor. It reminds me somewhat of chocolate, but with none of it’s sweetness. There are prominent secondary flavors of lemon and mint.’ 68% Alc./Vol. – tasting note sourced from Michael Lake.

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