La Fée XS Absinthe Suisse
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country Switzerland
  • Distillery La Fée
  • Age NAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 53%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • anise
  • wormwood
  • mint
  • sugar
  • botanicals
  • sage
  • biscuit
  • lemon

La Fée

XS Absinthe Suisse (0.7l, 53%)
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The magic Fairy of the Swiss Alps.

This herbal, highly alcoholic Spirit with aromatic flavors of anise, fennel and wormwood is one notorious beverage. Invented in the late 18th century, loved by many great names such as Hemingway, Joyce, Picasso, van Gogh and Poe, this usually green potion earned a mysterious name of "la fée verte", meaning the Green Fairy. And such names are of no help when a rumor is started that Absinthe is psychoactive and hallucinogen, subsequently getting it banned for over eight decades. When the European Union realized the Spirit isn't really dangerous, they lifted the ban and now almost 200 brands of Absinthe are produced.

Absinthe was invented in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland and this Swiss Fairy hails from there. It's beautiful and arcane and it's made using ancient recipes and methods. Namely that means using a high proportion of herbs and a wine alcohol base. Just a tiny change in the ingredients would alter the flavor.

The La Fée distillery makes this magical potion by soaking the wine alcohol, herbs and plants in the stills overnight, adding the purest Alpine water and gently extracting the distillate. After the Swiss authorities measure everything, the lovely Spirit can be bottled. 
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country Switzerland
  • Distillery La Fée
  • Age NAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 53%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Crystal clear.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Simple aroma of anise with herbal notes and more fennel than usual.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light flavor of anise with complex and exquisite notes of mint, angelica and camomile.

Finish
Amazingly refreshing.
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  • herbs
  • anise
  • wormwood
  • mint
  • sugar
  • botanicals
  • sage
  • biscuit
  • lemon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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