Launched in 2000, La Fée was the first traditional absinthe to be commercially produced in France since the 1914-15 ban. This improved 'Supérieure' version (released July 2013) is made using natural ingredients so comes in a green painted bottle to protect the delicate contents from UV light damage
The natty and award-winning 20cl bottle has a built-in pourer that automatically pop-up as the cap is unscrewed, then sinks back into the bottle when the cap is replaced. The label peels off to reveal an information booklet with cocktail recipes.
Sampled on 20/07/2023
Clear pale green, louches when water is added.
Fennel, coriander, aniseed and liquorice. With water: anise and liquorice sit above notes of fennel and coriander. Clean and fresh.
With water: Fresh and rounded with anise backed by liquorice, angelica, coriander, fennel and mint.
Long, well-rounded finish.
This 'Supérieure' version, which launched in 2013, is more delicate and complex with far more subtle aniseed and rooty notes than the original La Fée Parisienne.
La Fée Absinthe Parisienne, the brand original, is a clasic spirit based on an authentic 19th century recipe, distilled in conjunction with the French Absinthe Museum (Auvers-sur-Oise) with Grand Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and other traditional herbs and spices.
Each 70cl & 75cl bottle comes with a complimentary Sheffield stainless steel La Fée Absinthe spoon.
Traditional French Absinthe Serve
Pour slowly 4 to 6 parts iced water to one part absinthe, over sugar on a La Fée Absinthe spoon - stir and enjoy.
Parisienne is ideal for traditional and modern cocktails.
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