Posts Tagged ‘Absinthe Brands’

Rare Pre-ban Bottle of Kubler Absinthe.

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by absinthejack
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I have never seen one of these before


Edouard Pernod bottle Label

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by absinthejack
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Here’s a close up of an antique Edouard Pernod bottle label in great condition. This was one of the best brands in the good old days.


Autographed PF 1901 Bottle

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by absinthejack
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This is an empty (unfortunately) bottle of   PF 1901 from one of the very first batches of the Jades. What makes it kind of cool is that it was autographed by absinthe mastermind Ted Breaux who is responsible for bringing us the Jade line of absinthes and also Lucid absinthe.


New Absinthe Coming to the US

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by absinthejack
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Yesterday I was fortunate enough to try a new verte absinthe distilled in Europe for the US market. It’s made with a wine based alcohol and traditional ingrediants, with a few secret ones as well, at 136 proof. It has a strong aroma and a very rich, full bodied flavor. This one has the most traditional vintage flavor of any US absinthes that I’ve tried. Over a year in the making, it has been approved for the US. They’re just waiting for approval of the label. My source tells me that it will (hopefully) be here in time for Christmas and it will be a medium priced one. I can’t say anymore than that at the moment, but I’ll post more details as they become available. Get ready folks, you’ll like this one!   :)


2009 Absinthe Survey Results

Posted on April 28th, 2009 by absinthejack
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In Feb. and March of this year the good folks at the Absinthe Review Netwok conducted an online survey of  US absinthe drinkers. There were several catagories including: How do you drink absinthe, where do you drink it, favorite US available brands, and favorite worldwide brands. 204 US absintheurs responded and I was generously given permission to summarize the results. I think you’ll find them interesting.

The average absinthe drinker has tried 5.3 US brands with 11% having tried 11 or more brands and as many as 19 brands

The average drinker buys 14 bottles/year, with 46% buying 1 or more bottles/month

93% drink absinthe at home or with friends, but only 29% drinking absinthe at bars or restaurants.

How Do You Drink Absinthe?

71% with water (and optional sugar cube)

32% with water AND ice (that’s where I fit in)

17% in a cocktail

9% as a shot

5% with a flaming sugar cube (this shouldn’t be done)

Top Domestic Brands

1 – Kubler

2 – La Clandestine

3 – Duplais and Lucid tied

Only 1 out of 55 chose La Fee Parisienne or Pernod as their favorites

The bottom 2 are (not surprisingly) Grand Absente and Le Tourment Vert

Top Brands Worldwide

1 – Jade’s PF 1901 (no surprise there)

2 – Kubler

3 – La Clandestine

4 – Jade’s Edouard

5 – Lucid

I hope you have found this as interesting as I did. The full results and analysis of the results can be seen at www.Absinthe-Review.net . It’s  a great site – check it out


US Absinthe Anniversary

Posted on March 6th, 2009 by absinthejack
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Today, March 5th, marks the second anniversary of absinthe being legalized in the US (although Lucid Absinthe didn’t actually hit the market for a few months afterward). So, Happy Anniversary  to absintheurs all over the US.


Nouvelle Orleans Absinthe hits the US

Posted on February 20th, 2009 by absinthejack
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Ted Breaux’s Jade Absinthe,  Nouvelle Orleans,  is now available in the US. I know some absinthe makers have altered their recipes for the US market, most notably Libertine (at least in my opinion). Does anyone out there know if Ted used the exact same recipe for the US one as  the one available from Europe? For anyone who might be interested, I got one of the first bottles of this when they came out years ago and, in my opinion, it tastes like a stronger version of Lucid.