This absinthe from La Fée is distilled in Pontarlier, France, and it's made in very small quantities to an old-fashioned French recipe, based on locally-grown Grand Wormwood.
La Fee's XS collection consists of two extra superior wine based absinthes distilled in Pontarlier, France and Couvet, Val-de-Travers, Switzerland using original recipes and methods. Each distillation is hand-crafted in small quantities using a high proportion of quality herbs, including locally grown Grand Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). They are classed as ‘amers’ meaning a substantially higher level of wormwood is used. This is the French version.
Before adding water this extra supérieure French absinthe has a pale bright appearance and forward intense aroma of wood and new pine with a citrus background.
It is best enjoyed by adding 4 to 6 parts iced water dripped over sugar creating a pale milky green louche, after which its flavours evolve into a textured superb structure that is powerful and complex.