Francois Guy Absinthe
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  • wormwood
  • herbs
  • sugar
  • anise
  • earthy
  • fire
  • tea
  • oily
  • bitter

François Guy

Francois Guy Absinthe (1l, 45%)
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Guy distillery was founded in 1890 by Armand Guy. Today it is the last family-owned business in Pontarlier, where four generations of distillers have practiced their art since 1890. The distillery was established on Rue des Lavaux in Pontarlier, the Capitol of Absinthe in the past and close to a French military base, giving the French troops easy access to this green elixir.

Francois Guy Absinthe, a four-time winner of the Golden Absinthe Spoon at the Absinthiades, has a fresh and delicious bouquet, and the influence of wormwood on the palate. At 45% ABV it is significantly gentler compared to other Absinthes, so you can enjoy it without sugar and with less cold water than usual.

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  • wormwood
  • herbs
  • sugar
  • anise
  • earthy
  • fire
  • tea
  • oily
  • bitter
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Character Dogson
The nickname, "The Green Fairy," is the English translation of La Fee Verte, the affectionate French nickname given to the popular drink in the 19th century. Though Absinthe is not a hallucinogen, the Green Fairy was representative of the metaphorical concept of the artistic enlightenment and exploration, of poetic inspiration, of a freer state of mind, of new ideas, of a changing social order.
Ready for some weird science? When you add a few drops of water to clear green Absinthe, it turns milky white. Scientists call it the "ouzo effect," whic happens when the unique characteristics of anethole (the essential oil responsible for anise flavor), high-proof ethanol and water are mixed.
Absinthe was actually invented by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. He invented absinthe by distilling wormwood and several other herbs into an alcoholic base. Although this may seem strange in today's modern world of medicine, at the time it was considered a viable remedy for patients with various ailments.
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Character Dogson
The nickname, "The Green Fairy," is the English translation of La Fee Verte, the affectionate French nickname given to the popular drink in the 19th century. Though Absinthe is not a hallucinogen, the Green Fairy was representative of the metaphorical concept of the artistic enlightenment and exploration, of poetic inspiration, of a freer state of mind, of new ideas, of a changing social order.
Ready for some weird science? When you add a few drops of water to clear green Absinthe, it turns milky white. Scientists call it the "ouzo effect," whic happens when the unique characteristics of anethole (the essential oil responsible for anise flavor), high-proof ethanol and water are mixed.
Absinthe was actually invented by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. He invented absinthe by distilling wormwood and several other herbs into an alcoholic base. Although this may seem strange in today's modern world of medicine, at the time it was considered a viable remedy for patients with various ailments.
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