La Fee Parisienne Absinthe Superieure 68% 70cl Plus Serving Spoon

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Country France
Spirit Type Liqueurs and Other
Brand La Fee
Size 70cl
ABV 68.0%

Newly refined La Fee Parisienne - Absinthe Superieure - is distilled in Paris based on an authentic 19th Century recipe containing wormwood and is the only absinthe authenticated by Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder and curator of the absinthe museum. It is the first absinthe from the La Fee range to be distilled in France since the 1915 ban.

La Fee Parisienne is a rich absinthe using 100% natural ingredients. The level of Grand wormwood in the distillation has been increased by 60% and the Green and Star Anise has been slightly softened. This allows the more delicate herbal flavours and aromas to emerge, such as fennel, coriander and hyssop, as well as the strong spicy undertones of anise. The natural colour is obtained through the maceration of herbs in spirit.

To protect the all-natural Parisienne the bottle has been coated with a special UV inhibitor to protect the liquid against sunlight, which can quickly damage the natural green.

Best enjoyed using the traditional method of drinking with sugar and water.

Country Of Origin: France

Absinthe is a distilled, highly alcoholic spirit derived from herbs and the fundamental ingredient: grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).

It was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, especially in France, particularly among impressionist artists and writers such as Van Gogh, Lautrec and Baudelaire - and at the height of its popularity was banned.

The process which gives Verte/green absinthe its colour is traditionally by maceration of herbs in the spirit - imparting chlorophyll from the herbs to achieve the desired depth of colour. Verte/green absinthe turns to a cloudy, opalescent milky green/yellow (know as the louche) when mixed with water and is historically referred to as La Fée Verte' ['The Green Fairy].

All quality absinthes are highly aromatic, and have a bitter taste. Depending on origin, absinthe typically has an alcohol content of around 68% abv for French absinthe and 53% abv Swiss.

1998 was the start of an astonishing journey. Its purpose was to restore absinthe to legal status in France, the European Union and the wider world. It was something of a lonely road at the start, navigated mainly by intuition, with the support of friends and the backing of admirers of an iconic product outlawed by a century of prohibition.

In 1998 George Rowley (owner of La Fée) secured the UK government’s authorization on the landmark document allowing absinthe to be legally sold in the European Union thus sparking a worldwide modern revival. He then worked closely with Marie-Claude Delahaye, world-expert and absinthe historian, and together they recreated, for the first time since the bans of 1915, the first traditional absinthe to be distilled in France. La Fée Absinthe Parisienne is now enjoyed in over 30 countries world wide. La Fée distil a range of French & Swiss absinthe to suit modern and classic tastes, for all budgets.

Country Of Origin: France

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