La Fée Absinthe

La Fée Absinthe Parisienne

La Fée Absinthe Parisienne is the first traditional absinthe distilled in France since the 1915 ban.

  • Well-rounded, naturally colored Absinthe; true to it’s roots
  • The natural color from chlorophyll extraction is protected by the unique UV resistant bottle.
  • 68% alc/vol, 750 mL

Tasting Notes

  • Slight liquorice with aniseed aroma lingers
  • Notes of coriander and fennel
  • Fresh and rounded with anise backed by angelica and mint
  • Long, well-rounded finish

Serving Recommendations

  • Traditional Absinthe Pour

– Pour 1 oz La Fee Absinthe into an absinthe glass

– Place the spoon on top of the glass with a sugar cube

– Pour iced water very slowly over the sugar until desired dilution is reached

– 3oz  to 5oz water : 1oz Absinthe

– Color will turn opaque

– Gently stir with the spoon and serve

Awards

  • 92 POINTS – Beverage Testing Institute 2007
  • GOLD – LA International Wine & Spirits Competition 2009
  • ABSINTHE GRAND MASTER – The Spirits Business 2011, 2012
  • GOLD – The Spirits Business, 2012, 2014
  • MASTER EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL RETAIL SPIRIT – The Spirits Business 2013
  • 5 STARS, EXCEPTIONAL – Difford’s Guide 2016
  • Endorsed by Musée de l’Absinthe

La Fée Blanche Absinthe Superieure

  • The classic Blanche (clear) absinthe, displays a more pronounced fennel character, with less anise.
  • No sugar is required for the traditional serve, as Blanche has a naturally softer, sweeter character.
  • 53% alc/vol, 750 mL

Tasting Notes

  • Fresh, clean anise with fennel and liquorice aroma
  • Pronounced anise is subdued on the palate with a green, herbal influence
  • Numbing anise with a refreshing mouthfeel finish

Serving Recommendations

  • 2 parts water : 1 part La Fée Blanche as shown

Awards

  • 4.5 STARS RECOMMENDED – Difford’s Guide, 2016
  • MASTER FOLIO DESIGN – The Spirits Business, 2011, 2012
  • MASTER DISTILLATE – The Spirits Business, 2013
  • MÉDAILLE D’ARGENT – Absinthiades Pontarlier, 2014
  • GOLD – The Spirits Business, 2014
  • GOLD – San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2014
  • ENDORSED – By Musée de l’Absinthe

“La Fée caputres the aromas and taste that great writers and artists such as Rimbaud, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Vincent Van Gogh enjoyed at the end of the 19th Century…

 “…La Fée Absinthe Blanche is a fine example of this classic clear absinthe, commonly distilled pre-ban in both France and Switzerland where it was named La Bleue”
—Marie-Claude Delahaye, Absinthe Historian

About BBH Spirits

The Discovery

In 1998, George Rowley discovered absinthe while living in the Czech Republic. At the time, absinthe was a near forgotten relic and was only available in a few Bohemian bars.

Inspired by his experience, George and his company Bohemia Beer House Ltd (now BBH Spirits) took on the task of setting the legal precedent for absinthe, opening the international absinthe market today.

After soon discovering the UK never imposed a ban on absinthe, working alongside Trading Standards, George was able to secure permission to import due to the creation of a document called EU Council Directive 88/388/EEC. Creating this watershed document set the legal precedent for all future absinthe in Europe and the international market which now includes the US.

George Rowley held his UK launch in London on November 1998, the product being a modern Czech absinth, absinthe spelled without the ‘e’, and introducing to the market the now popular modern ‘sugar and burn’ ritual.

In May 1999, the campaign to source a genuine pre-ban absinthe and restart distilling in France began when George contacted Marie-Claude Delahaye, world-renowned expert and historian on the category.

The Resurrection

While reviewing the terms of the 1915 French ban, it was discovered that the French had prohibited the selling of absinthe in France, but not the distillation of it.

This would signal the rebirth of traditional French absinthe, distilled with Grand Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). All this pioneering work was carried out by George and Marie-Claude at the Paris distillery, leading up to the introduction of the first traditionally distilled absinthe in France, La Fée Absinthe Parisienne.

After a year of investigation, research and development, the very first order of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne was placed on May 1, 2000.

The iconic eye motif has made La Fée the benchmark brand within the surging absinthe category.