Absinthe is a strong alcoholic liquor of typically 68% alcohol by volume / 136 US proof. The name "Absinthe" derives from "artemisia absinthium", the Latin name of wormwood and the spirit's main ingredient. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as the "Green Fairy" ("la Fée Verte").
Strong68 is a strong Absinthe. It is made for Absintheurs who want to experience Absinthe. Nevertheless, it is important to point out, that Absinthe is NOT a drug. You will not hallucinate (sorry..). Strong68 is an original Absinthe, meaning that it is made in France, distilled with wormwood (instead of being an oil mix) and naturally colored using herbs and spices. The alcoholic strength is as well set to the classic level of 68% alc. by vol., the percentage of famous historical Absinthe brands like Pernod Fils. If you instantly want to buy a bottle of Strong68, just visit the ALANDIA Absinthe store. They ship worldwide:
How does Strong68 Absinthe taste like?
Strong68, being a strong Absinthe, is distilled with an extra portion of wormwood. This makes this Absinthe slightly bitter from its taste (wormwood is one of the most bitter plants in existance). But as Strong68 is a distilled spirit, the bitterness stays pleasantly in the background. First and foremost you will taste the floral aromas of wormwood which are surrounded by the sweetness of anise and fennel. Once you open the bottle, your nose will already detect these aromas. In the glass Strong68 is of natural green color. As soon as ice cold water is added it will louche in white sages. Here is the detailed review:
Unlouched, tinges of olive green with some darker tones. Natural looking level of color.
Louched, nice milky amber/green with whiter parts at the edges and a clear greenish layer on top. Overall mid to strong density.
Herbal notes of wormwood are first, followed by some sligthly bitter tones. Sweetness of anise and fennel build a nice surrounding. The slight bitterness from the beginning stays pleasantly, but ever present in the background. Overall a dense presence of wormwood.
A measured astringency on the tongue, with a bit of numbing. There is a nice creeping spiciness. It all finishes on anise and wormwood, intriguing.
Strong68 is a honest and grounded Absinthe. Very straight-forward in terms of taste and effect.
68% Alcohol by Volume
The Green Fairy
The Essential Herbal Ingredient
Where is Strong68 distilled?
Strong68 is distilled at the Devoille distillery in Fougerolles, France. The distillery was founded by Xavier Devoille in 1859. His son, Paul Devoille, was very ambitious to grow the business. He was a very important person in Fougerolles, as he held the position of the major for many years. During the time of the Belle Epoque Devoille produced various liqueurs and spirits. Absinthe was one of the products they sold. Now, more than 150 years later, these old recipes are used again for Absinthe distillation. Although the equipment of the distillery is quite modern and up to date nowadays, the ways of making the products are still very traditional. The wormwood is for example cultivated in the fields around Fougerolles and the harvesting is done by hand. The big bundles of wormwood are then dried and stored in a spacious attic of the main building of the distillery. Below you see a picture of this main building:
Where can I buy Absinthe Strong68 online?
After having read so much about the Absinthe itself, you might want to know where you can buy a bottle. Online, Strong68 is exclusively sold by the Absinthe online store ALANDIA. ALANDIA was founded in 2001, soon after legalization of Absinthe in the European Union. Since 2001 they are serving the Absinthe community. Worldwide shipping is offered including the USA.
On the right side you can watch a video of the louching process of Strong68.
Absinthe Strong68 Reviews:
„This by far is my favorite absinthe! I have not been disappointed buying this one. I like the "bite"!"
Valerie from USA
„My first absinthe ever and I loved it. With 3 parts of water and 2 cubes of sugar the flavor was very good. Normally I don't like the taste of alcohol which vodka etc. has no matter how you blend them. But this product didn't have this taste at all. Only a bit of warmth in your throat and the taste of anise which I really like.“
Petteri from Italy
„I found this to be smooth and enjoyable. It had a very tiny bitter bite, but mixed 3 to 1 with ice water and a sugar cube, it was very drinkable and the effects were like a warm blanket on a cold winter morning. I'd definitely recommend this .“
Ben from USA