There are several modern Absinthe classics available to buy. These Absinthes are premium Absinthes which are modeled on the vintage Absinthes, the Green Fairy, from the 18th and 19th centuries. Modern distillers use recipes from history or they have analyzed vintage Absinthes to ensure that they make use of the proper herbs and quantities.
Real Absinthe contains Artemisia Absinthium, common wormwood, containing the substance thujone, and various herbs and essential oils which trigger the drink to louche when water is added in.
Here are some modern Absinthe classics:-
– Saint George Spirits make an Absinthe that is manufactured from brandy and herbs such as wormwood, star anise, fennel, lemon balm, tarragon, mint, hyssop, basil, meadowsweet and nettles. Their Absinthe is called “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 developed 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 produce absinthe poster shop these Absinthes. The Jade collection includes a classic Pernod Fils style Absinthe, a green Swiss style Absinthe, a clear La Bleue style Absinthe, a New Orleans style Absinthe and an Edouard Pernod influenced Absinthe. These Absinthes are all 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 in the turn of the nineteenth century. This is an Absinthe which utilizes conventional methods and ingredients but with a contemporary twist to match the palates of today’s generation of Absinthe drinkers.
– Absinthe Roquette 1797 – Named after the horse of the famous creator of Absinthe, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, this Absinthe is dependant on a genuine recipe of the eighteenth century. It is an attempt to reproduce the real true Absinthe and contains the main 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 coming 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 upon on a recipe from 1897 and its base is an assortment of wine and marc. Marc is the alcohol from fermented pulp which is left after squeezing out the grape juice. Absinthe Brevans includes the plants and herbs utilized in historical Absinthe production.
– La Ptite Absinthe – This is a traditional Swiss La Bleue from Guadentia Persoz, a distiller in Couvet, Switzerland – home of the legendary Dr Pierre Ordinaire. This clear Absinthe is based on a recipe from 1898 which includes 12 herbs. Gaudentia found this recipe along with an alambic when she moved into her house in Couvet – what a find!
Absinthe Clandestine – This can be 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 utilizing the typical herbs of wormwood and anise in addition to alpine herbs and plants.
Ways to make Absinthe Classics
It is possible to create your own traditional style Absinthe using Absinthe essences which can be used by distillers in the Absinthe industry. These Absinthe essences can be found from AbsintheKit.com. These are the essences widely available to buy online:-
– Absinthe Classics – A 280ml bottle of this essence will 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 makes 14 bottles of an Absinthe which has a delicate orange flavor from real orange oil.
– Absinthe 55 – This essence makes a stronger Absinthe that contains 55mg of thujone and so a far more bitter taste.
All the essences are created using traditional ingredients and are distilled using carbon dioxide distillation to provide a top-quality essence. The essences are also available in an Absinthe kit containing a measure and bottle labels.These essences enable you to make Absinthe classics economically and with a real vintage taste.