There are several modern Absinthe classics available for sale. 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 may have analyzed vintage Absinthes to make certain that they use the right herbs and quantities.
Real Absinthe contains Artemisia Absinthium, common wormwood, that contains the chemical thujone, together with other herbs and essential oils which cause the drink to louche when water is added in.
Here are some modern Absinthe classics:-
– Saint George Spirits make an Absinthe which is created 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 which 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 selection of vintage style Absinthes by testing and analyzing bottles of genuine vintage Absinthe. The combier distillery uses 19th century alambics rescued from the Pernod Fils distillery to create 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 inspired Absinthe. These Absinthes are generally 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 nineteenth century. This is an Absinthe which uses traditional methods and ingredients though with a contemporary twist to accommodate the palates of today’s generation of Absinthe drinkers.
– Absinthe Roquette 1797 – Named after the horse of the renowned creator of Absinthe, Dr Pierre Ordinaire, this Absinthe is dependant on an original recipe of the eighteenth century. It is an effort to recreate the true true Absinthe and contains the key ingredients of grande wormwood, anise and fennel, and is distilled in nineteenth century alambics in Pontarlier.
– Absinthe Duplais – This was the very 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 called after another French Absinthe manual writer. It is founded 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 contains the plants and herbs used 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 consisting of 12 herbs. Gaudentia found this recipe along 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 prior to legalization in Switzerland. This Absinthe is dependant on traditional La Bleue recipes and is made using the typical herbs of wormwood and anise together with alpine herbs and plants.
Methods to make Absinthe Classics
It is possible to create your own traditional style Absinthe using Absinthe essences that happen to be used by distillers in the Absinthe industry. These Absinthe essences can be obtained from AbsintheKit.com. These are the essences that are available to purchase online:-
– Absinthe Classics – A 280ml bottle of this essence would make 14 bottles of classic green Absinthe containing the very important wormwood.
– Absinthe White – This will make 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 containing 55mg of thujone and so a much 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 accessible in an Absinthe kit that contains a measure and bottle labels.These essences enable you to make Absinthe classics economically and with a real vintage taste.