Enjoy a date with the Green Fairy! Grande Absente is a premium absinthe, high proof without being overwhelming. Vividly neon green with a bouquet of aromas incorporating mint, lemon blame, aniseed and of course wormwood, Grande Absente Original is made to a pre-ban absinthe recipe the flavour builds as you enjoy each sip. Enjoyed by absinthe connoisseurs and dedicated spirits advocates around the world in the traditional way with sugar and water.
Herbsaint is an anise flavoured liqueur created by J. Marion Legendre in New Orleans during the 1930s as a replacement for absinthe, as at the time it was banned in America. Despite the ban being lifted, the liqueur remains popular today and is still used in the New Orleans recipe for a Sazerac cocktail. In the 1950s, Herbsaint started to be bottled at 45% ABV, but just recently, the Sazerac company (whom own the brand) have returned to using the original recipe with 50% ABV.
A 20cl bottle of Jade's VS1898 Absinthe, a 'Verte Suisse' styled after the top quality spirit of the late 19th century. This has been reverse engineered from a bottle made at the C.F. Berger distillery before it closed in 1910.
An exceptionally crafted vintage-style absinthe created as a tribute to one of the world’s most famous pre-ban absinthes, Pernod Fils. Jade 1901 has a balanced flavour with a strong herbal aroma and an aftertaste rich in wormwood and aniseed. It has a distinct pale golden colour with a greenish tinge and fresh, woody aromas with notes of sage, tarragon and lime blossom. The alcohol content combined with the strength of wormwood provide the characteristic palate-numbing sensation absinthe is known for.
By 1897, the house of Edouard Pernod boasted a reputation for crafting some of the best absinthe the world has ever known. At the time of the ban (in 1915 in France), Edouard Pernod had become the 3rd largest absinthe distiller in France. The Edouard Pernod label was considered by many absinthe connoisseurs to be one of the finest marques, certainly on par with the famed Pernod Fils, A. Junod and Fritz Duval
Jade Terminus is an homage to one of the best absinthes of the Belle Epoque: Cusenier Oxygenée. The Cusenier distillery created this absinthe in reponse to claims that absinthe was dangerous, and claimed that their proprietary oxygenation process left the absinthe free of any potentially deleterious properties. We now know that absinthe is only as harmful as any other alcoholic drink, however this unique oxygenation process lent a unique character to the absinthe, so to make Jade Terminus Oxygenee Ted Breaux decided to use a hot oxygenation process closely mirroring the original technique.
This handcrafted absinthe is distilled by T.A. Breaux, according to traditional french methods, and aged fully for several years. Absinthe alembics from the 19th century have been used for its destillation in the historical Combier distillery. This absinthe is made of a eau-de-vie base spirit, unusual Alpine varieties of wormwood, and other European herbs. No sugar or artificial colours are in the recipe. This absinthe has rested for an average of 3 years before bottling.
The drink which sparked a new revolution, La Fee Absinthe Parisienne was one of the first absinthes newly licensed when the drink was once again made legal. Distilled in Paris utilising a 19th century recipe, La Fee Parisienne is exclusively authenticated by Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder and curator of the absinthe museum. With classic green hues and the flavours of traditional wormwood, fennel anise and hyssop it has both an herbal aroma and sharp aniseed flavour.
The original absinthe, Henri Louis Pernod founded the world’s first absinthe distillery and their modern product still uses many of the methods and ingredients of their original blend. Deceptively milder than its high proof alcohol content, Pernod Absinthe is understated and smooth to drink with the notes of aniseed and wormwood present but not overwhelming. Light green in colour is has natural herbal aromas and a distinctive touch of lemon, best enjoyed with water and sugar.
La Maison Fontaine Chocolat Absinthe Liqueur is inspired and by an old handwritten recipe and the flavour is a really distinctive and exciting taste. Its nose is rich in chocolate notes with liquorice and aniseed coming through and the taste is sweet with definite dryness and aniseed absinthe notes coming through strongly alongside lighter, milky chocolate notes. It’s the absinthe that really stands out but the chocolate adds a really interesting twist.
La Maison Fontaine Verte is an herby absinthe which has a naturally green colour and a flavour which is refreshed and bright with anise, fennel and spicy white pepper. Liquorice and camomile also come through on the nose and the palate has an herbal complexity especially when served with the right amount of water for a good louche. The spiced anise notes linger long after drinking and ensure La Maison Fontaine Verte sticks in your mind.
As probably the most infamous spirit in the world absinthe has quite a reputation including being the rumoured cause for Vincent Van Gogh cutting off his own ear. Commonly referred to as ‘la fee verte’ or ‘the green fairy’ it has an iconic reputation and originated as a malaria prevention for french troops in wartime conditions. Its 3 main ingredients known as the ‘Holy Trinity’ are florence fennel, green anise and grande wormwood with other flavourings including star anise, angelica, coriander and nutmeg.