La Fée Parisienne Absinthe, 1 x 70cl
About this deal
Every time a batch is distilled, a sample goes to Delahaye at her Musée and to George in England to check the flavour, aromas and louching effect.
George Rowley and La Fée are responsible for bringing traditional absinthe back to France back in the year 2000 with the help of Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder of the Absinthe Museum. Envy Absinthe is every bartender’s favourite mixer so get involved and mix it up with sweet Chrysanthemum, straight out of the classic Savoy Cocktail Book, or go risqué with Hemingway’s champagne fuelled Death in the Afternoon. The sole objective of the company is to produce the most authentic French Absinthe that one can legally make and sell under EU Law.
To ensure it complies with EU regulations there can only be 35mg of thujone [wormwood’s vilified active ingredient] per litre.
La Fée X•S Suisse, officially released in 2007, is a La Bleue produced in the town of Couvet in the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland.In Prague we would sit in cool Bohemian bars wondering what it was that made the beer taste so good and why the same beer (if it could be found at all in the UK) seemed to be a shadow of its former self.
Then taste and aroma of the botanicals that are released by the drop in abv through dilution to drinking strength (12% to 16%abv). Because of its low levels of anise it does not produce a louche (turning cloudy) when diluted with iced water, and is considered a different product from absinthe (with an 'e'). As such, he spent a year during lockdown thinking it through – and found his answer in the pharmaceutical industry.The finish is dry and persistent, with bitter-sweet wormwood and a pleasant, numbing quality: refined and refreshing.