La Fée XS Suisse Absinthe

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Product Information

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Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about La Fee XS Suisse

Produced by: La Fee Absinthe
Owned by: BBH Spirits/Green Utopia/La Fée LLP
UK distribution by: Cellar Trends Ltd
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alc./vol: 53%

Proof: 106°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Batch distilled in small quantities in absinthe’s birthplace, Couvet, Val-de-Travers, Switzerland. La Fée XS Suisse is a clear ‘La Bleue’ absinthe which should be served diluted with 3 to 4 parts iced water without the addition of sugar.
The botanicals are weighed and macerated in wine alcohol overnight (with a high ingredient ratio to spirit). To help ensure consistency a proportion of previous distillation is added. More wine alcohol is added in the morning to reduce the ratio of botanicals to alcohol and the distillation started with the still by direct flame. Only 120 bottles are produced during each distillation and the clear distillate is cut to 53% with demineralised mountain water.

La Fée XS Suisse contains a noticeably higher level of fennel which is permitted under Swiss regulations but not allowed in French absinthes. The apparent sweetness comes from a particular flower used, no sugar is added.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 06/12/2010


(bottle No. 245 of 786, group 26906M) Crystal clear. Louches milky white when water is added.


Simple soft anis and herbal notes and a higher fennel content than its French counterpart.


With three parts water, the result is a lightly aniseedy drink with delicate, complex, herbal notes of mint, angelica and camomile.


Wonderfully cleansing and refreshing.

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