La Fée Absinthe Parisienne
La Fée // France
La Fée Absinthe Parisienne was relaunched in 2013 as an all-natural verte style absinthe with the original version having used artificial coloring to enhance the green color. Additionally, the recipe has been changed to increase the grande absinthe (artemisia absinthium) by 60% while reducing the green and star anise. A total of nine botanicals were individually distilled after maceration in a beet sugar distillate--in addition to the three aforementioned botanicals, petite absinthe, genepi, fennel seed, hyssop, and coriander seed along with a secret ingredient were used. The green color comes post-distillation with a maceration of herbs. Lastly, the new version is sold in a UV inhibiting bottle to preserve the natural color.
AbsintheA distilled spirit flavored with aniseed, grand wormwood, and fennel. Swiss-style (Blanche) is clear and French-style (Verte) is colored green with botanicals post-distillation. Typically 55-72% ABV and intended to be consumed after diluting with cool/iced water.
"The color before adding water is a pale yellow green and with water you get a louche with the end result being pale yellow green and semi-translucent. There's a very aromatic nose that is pleasant with the coriander and hyssop to balance the anise and fennel. This continues on the palate where you'll find a good balance of earthy, bitter, sweet, and spicy. (Reviewed with water/absinthe ratio of 4:1)"