There are many modern Absinthe classics available for sale. These Absinthes are premium Absinthes that are modeled on the vintage Absinthes, the Green Fairy, from the 18th and 19th centuries. Modern distillers use recipes from history or they may have analyzed vintage Absinthes to make sure that they make use of the proper herbs and quantities.
Real Absinthe contains Artemisia Absinthium, common wormwood, that contains the chemical thujone, and various herbs and essential oils which result in the drink to louche when water is added.
Here are a few modern Absinthe classics:-
– Saint George Spirits make an Absinthe that is made from brandy and herbs which includes wormwood, star anise, fennel, lemon balm, tarragon, mint, hyssop, basil, meadowsweet and nettles. Their Absinthe is known as “St George Spirits Absinthe Verte” – a green Absinthe that is legal in the USA.
– The Jade Absinthe Collection from the Combier distillery in Saumur, France – Ted Breaux from New Orleans, USA, has progressed this collection of vintage style Absinthes by testing and analyzing bottles of genuine vintage Absinthe. The combier distillery uses nineteenth century alambics rescued from the Pernod Fils distillery to make www.absinthepostershop.com these Absinthes. The Jade collection includes a traditional Pernod Fils style Absinthe, a green Swiss style Absinthe, a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, a New Orleans style Absinthe and an Edouard Pernod inspired Absinthe. These Absinthes are typically handcrafted and also have won many awards.
– Doubs Mystique “Carte d’Or Absinthe” – This fine Absinthe is distilled in Pontarlier, France using nineteenth century alambics. Pontarlier is the French home of Absinthe, where Pernod Fils first produced it at the turn of the 19th century. This is an Absinthe which uses conventional methods and ingredients but with a modern twist to suit the palates of today’s generation of Absinthe drinkers.
– Absinthe Roquette 1797 – Named after the horse of the celebrated founder of Absinthe, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, this Absinthe is dependant on an authentic recipe of the eighteenth century. It is an attempt to reproduce the actual true Absinthe and has the key ingredients of grande wormwood, anise and fennel, and is distilled in nineteenth century alambics in Pontarlier.
– Absinthe Duplais – This was the first verte (green) Absinthe to be legalized in Switzerland and is based on the 19th century Swiss protocols from a manual by P.Duplais. This Absinthe is distilled in Switzerland, home of Absinthe, at the Kallnacher distillery.
– Absinthe Brevans – Also from the Kallnacher distillery, this Absinthe is named after another French Absinthe manual writer. It is based on a recipe from 1897 and its base is a mixture of wine and marc. Marc is the alcohol from fermented pulp which happens to be left after squeezing out the grape juice. Absinthe Brevans consists of the plants and herbs found in historical Absinthe production.
– La Ptite Absinthe – This is the traditional Swiss La Bleue from Guadentia Persoz, a distiller in Couvet, Switzerland – home of the famous Dr Pierre Ordinaire. This clear Absinthe is dependent on a recipe from 1898 consisting of 12 herbs. Gaudentia found this recipe together with an alambic when she moved into her house in Couvet – what a find!
Absinthe Clandestine – This is also a La Bleue clear Absinthe distilled in Couvet by Claude-Alain Bugnon who made bootleg Absinthe before legalization in Switzerland. This Absinthe is founded on traditional La Bleue recipes and is made making use of the typical herbs of wormwood and anise along with alpine plants and herbs.
Methods to make Absinthe Classics
It’s possible to make your own traditional style Absinthe using Absinthe essences that are used by distillers in the Absinthe industry. These Absinthe essences can be found from AbsintheKit.com. These are the essences that are available to buy online:-
– Absinthe Classics – A 280ml bottle of this essence would make 14 bottles of classic green Absinthe containing the all important wormwood.
– Absinthe White – This makes 14 bottles of clear La Bleue style Absinthe.
– Absinthe Orange – This will make 14 bottles of an Absinthe that has a delicate orange flavor from real orange oil.
– Absinthe 55 – This essence creates a stronger Absinthe made up of 55mg of thujone and so a far more bitter taste.
All the essences are manufactured using traditional ingredients and are distilled using carbon dioxide distillation to provide a top-quality essence. The essences can also be available in an Absinthe kit which contains a measure and bottle labels.These essences enable you to make Absinthe classics economically and with an actual vintage taste.