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The Best of 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014 09:35

Our highlights of 2014 include tours of Australia and the middle-east, delicious new cocktail creations from top bartenders, a host of respected awards and Marie-Claude Delahaye's new Absinthe Museum blog.  We kick things off with the awards...

Absinthiades 2014



Having not entered the Absinthiades for a few years, we were so happy to receive silver awards for each of our Absinthe Supérieure offerings - La Fée Parisienne & La Fée Blanche.

Historically our X•S range would steal the show, with gold and silver medals awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2009, so to win such accolades with our premium range is a real sign of their quality. They were the highest awarded of any international brand at this year's event.

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Correction: Absinthe is best! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:45


What's the perfect spirit for flaming your Christmas pudding this year?

An article in yesterday's Times newspaper stated that the strongest spirit you could purchase from Fortnum & Mason is a particular vodka, at 54% abv.  It is, in fact, La Fée Parisienne, at 68%abv!  When it comes to flaming your Christmas pudding, it's not just the strength of alcohol that helps: the warming spices and herbal aromas of La Fée Absinthe really compliment the bold, fruity and delicious traditional dessert.

Fortnum's now stock the new La Fée Tasting Sets (in store, RRP £14.50), which include a miniature of both La Fée Parisienne & La Fée Blanche, as well as a traditional serving spoon: Enough to flame your pud' (we recommend using Parisienne) and then enjoy a couple of glasses in the traditional manner.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:09
 
Undulatus Asperatus PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 December 2014 17:34


Undulatus Asperatus over Tallinn, Estonia (Wiki.)

We are very happy & proud to see La Fée founding member Gavin Pretor-Pinney, of The Cloud Appreciation Society, in yesterday's Times - he's only named the first new cloud to be classified in the last 60 years!  Undulatus Asperatus translates loosely as 'undulating waves', and has now been added to the International Cloud Atlas.  Read more about this landmark event here.


Gavin with the other founding members & the La Fée bus, in the early noughties.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 17:36
 
La Fée Festive Punch PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 12:48

Why not try making La Fée Parisienne festive party punch this season for your friends and family?

Simply mix 1 part La Fée Parisienne; 2 parts sparkling bitter lemon, ½ part sugar syrup (2 parts sugar/1 part water) and ½ part lemon juice with plenty of ice. Garnish with mint, sliced lemon and cucumber.

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Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 15:13
 
Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deal PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:38

For this weekend only, we are giving away a La Fée Absinthe Supérieure Tasting (value £14.50 / US$21.00) Set FREE with every order that includes a full size bottle (70cl/75cl) from our online shop.



A stand-out gift for your secret Santa - or anyone who might enjoy the real absinthe experience; the Sheffield stainless steel absinthe spoon will last forever, long after the classic absinthes have been enjoyed!

There is no discount code to enter – just place your order as normal and we’ll include the free kit with your order.

 

Wishing you all a joyous festive season!

 

Very best from Team La Fée

 

 

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Absinthiades Medals PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 November 2014 12:00

 

George Rowley flew to Geneva on his way to Pontarlier to collect both silver medals for the Verte and Blanche category at Absinthiades. Taking the opportunity to travel via the Route de l’Absinthe – Val-de-Travers (Berceau de L’Absinthe) and visit a few distilleries and the SwissAbsinthe Museum in Motiers.

 

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A Child of the Jago PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 November 2014 12:37

La Fée at the launch of Joe Corré's second clothing store "A Child of the Jago", 76-78 Charing Cross Rd, London. A lot of Absinthe was drunk by some fantastically dressed people. A Child Of The Jago is Joe Corré’s label specialising in quintessentially British, sustainable mens and womenswear with an emphasis on quality and workmanship. Joe is the son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren and was the co-founder of the hugely successful Agent provocateur. 

 

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Absinthiades 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 October 2014 16:38



Having not entered the Absinthiades for a few years, we were so happy to receive silver awards for each of our Absinthe Supérieure offerings - La Fée Parisienne & La Fée Blanche.

Historically our X•S range would steal the show, with gold and silver medals awarded in 2007, 2008 & 2009, so to win such accolades with our premium range is a real sign of their quality.  They were the highest awarded of any international brand at this year's event.  Here are the results in full:



Our UK customers can now also purchase La Fée from the new online shop, which can be found here.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 15:03
 
La Fée Australia Tour! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 15:28



We are very happy to announce the La Fée Absinthe tour of Australia.  La Fée owner George Rowley, with leading importer Think Spirits, will be travelling to Australia's major cities over one week to host absinthe master-classes for the trade, continuing our commitment to education for the good of the category.  Starting in Brisbane on Tuesday the 30th of September and finishing in Sydney on Sunday the 5th of October - here's the full itinerary:

1] Brisbane, Tuesday 30th September, 1.30pm at Cobbler

2] Perth, Wednesday 1st October, 4.00pm at Bar Lafayette

3] Adelaide, Thursday 2nd October, 3.00pm at Botanic Bar

4] Melbourne, Friday 3rd October, 2.30pm at Cantina

5] Sydney, Sunday 5th October, 3.30pm at Hotel Centennial

If you work in the drinks trade or media, and would like to join us at any of these events, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

George Rowley is the owner of La Fée, who in association with The French Absinthe Museum returned the commercial distilling of traditional Absinthe to France in 2000.  The master-classes will cover absinthe's history, bans, and the work undertaken to revive the category with La Fée, as well as a chance to taste the range, classic cocktails and ask any questions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:36
 
A Fine Decision PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:51


Pernod Fils' distillery in Pontarlier, France, C. 19th century.


Absinthe producers were relieved last week when the Swiss federal administrative court in Saint Gallen overruled a decision to give absinthe produced in the Val-de-Travers region a GI (Geographical Indication).  Had the GI been passed, all producers outside of this region would be prohibited from using the name 'Absinthe'!

The decision respects both French and Swiss historical distillers and will protect absinthe's future around the world by allowing all producers of the Green Fairy to continue calling their spirits Absinthe:  It's a plant - not a place!


Read more form The Drinks Business, Just-Drinks.com and TheLocal.ch.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:00
 
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