La Fee Absinthe Parisienne
The bottle might lead the untrained eye to think it’s about to embark on a lime-like journey, but looks, as they say, can be deceiving. La Fee Absinthe is true to the notorious spirit’s natural color and its moniker before it was banned, The Green Fairy. This doesn’t suggest zero enhancements, however, but despite that, La Fee knocks the socks off the competition. With the highly-coveted approval of absinthe expert Marie-Claude Delahaye, who also happens to be no less than the founder and curator of the absinthe museum in France, La Fee Absinthe Parisienne is said to capture the essence, including the taste and aroma, of pre-banned absinthe that many a 19th-century writer has written about.
La Fee is produced using a 19th century recipe that includes the rich flavors of green anise, star anise, wormwood, fennel and hyssop. Prepared the traditional way (which is with cold water and sugar), you’ll get a beautiful and lasting consistency that when consumed produces an authentic blend of herbs and woodsy flavors that is mildly creamy yet refreshing at the same time. A taste that is very much unlike the licorice-leaning flavors of many of its competitors.
A bottle of La Fee Absinthe Parisienne is distilled in France and each batch is personally approved by Marie-Claude Delhaye. Reasonably-priced, it comes in either 90 or 120 proof and includes with it an absinthe spoon and a booklet that should set you off to mix it right on your first try.
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