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La Fée

La Fée
Parisienne Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 68%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$74.95

La Fée
Parisienne Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 68%
Opaque creamy pale yellow chartreuse color. Herbal aromas of aniseed, fennel fronds, and spearmint with an oily, vibrant, sweet full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length carrot blossoms, sea spray, and thin mints finish. A full-bodied, quaffable absinthe with an all-natural character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: aniseed, fennel fronds, and spearmint
Taste Flavor: carrot blossoms, sea spray, and thin mints
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, quaffable absinthe with an all-natural character.

The Producer

BBH Spirits

The Producer
PO Box 87
Hertford, SG13 8PR
United Kingdom
44 44-0 1992 519 043

Their Portfolio

88 La Fée Parisienne Absinthe 68% (France) $74.95.
84 La Fée Absinthe Blanche 53% (France) $69.00.

Absinthe

Spirits Glass Copita Emerald Green.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Absinthe is a distilled beverage made from a number of seeds and herbs, especially that of the wormwood plant. It is high in alcohol (between 45%-74%) and has, in literature, been referred to as a hallucinatory beverage, known as "the green fairy."

In reality, absinthe is a anise-flavored spirit that can contain ingredients such as fennel or aniseed. While there are many different styles of anise-based spirits throughout the world, such as Ouzo from Greece or Sambuca from Italy, absinthe is generally higher in alcohol.

Absinthe is diluted with water to make it palatable, given is high alcohol and bitter qualities. For some time, it was banned in France, as a neurotoxin in wormwood caused drinkers to become ill. Today, however, improved distillation methods have created a more tame absinthe and the spirit has regained much of its popularity, as well as its mysterious legend.