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Vinopolis Masterclass, November 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 October 2015 13:53


Vinopolis London is holding an Absinthe Masterclass on the evening of Friday the 27th of November, hosted by La Fée founder George Rowley. This event is a chance to hear the history of Absinthe; from one of the key players in Absinthe’s late nineties revival, which continues to the present day. Attendees will also enjoy sampling the all-natural, award winning range; from the Extra Supérieure La Fée X•S Française (distilled in Ponterlier, France) to our classic Verte & Blanche Absinthe Supérieure (distilled in the Rhône-Alpes, in association with the French Absinthe Museum). Anyone who can make it should click for tickets – there are still a few left!


Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015 14:54
...London Cocktail Week 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 14:21

This year’s London Cocktail Week was bigger and better than ever, having moved east from its former home in Seven Dials to Spitalfields indoor market.  The new venue has enough space for a plethora of pop-ups by some of London's best bars, and some of the world's finest spirits.

The view overlooking Sptalfields market - full to the brim with fine drinking!

We started the night at the House of Angostura – a pop-up overlooking Spitalfields market where the London heat of the Global Cocktail Challenge was being hosted. The bar was set very high – each bartender bringing outstanding combinations of flavour, ingredients and technique. The winner of the global challenge (the finals will be held next year) will win the incredible prize of becoming Angostura’s global brand ambassador, for two years!

George & Oscar enjoy a Blanche Fig Sour @Worship St Whislting Shop

Worship St Whistling Shop was the next on the list, where we were treated to a truly divine absinthe sour in the recently refurbished underground bar area; made with La FĂ©e Blanche, egg white, lemon juice and fig liqueur. It must be tasted to be believed, so do try one if you find yourself at the Whistling Shop anytime soon (ask for Petr!).

Then we made our way to Callooh Callay, where the talented Liam Broom concocted a La Fée Parisienne sour using samphire syrup, egg white, citrus, tarragon oil and watermelon radish – one of the most impressive cocktails we have ever had the pleasure of imbibing.

Liam Broom's Samphire Sour @Callooh Calley

La Fée is finding a home in many innovative drinks, with the power to transform a cocktail using only a few drops, or star as the base spirit when combined with other powerful flavours. Just as absinthe played an important role in the formative years of cocktail culture, it has a part to play in the ongoing trend are enjoying in the 21st century.  Here's to an even bigger London Cocktail Week in 2016!


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:29
La FĂ©e Stocking Filler! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 October 2015 10:44

A unique gift for anyone wanting the real absinthe experience.

La FĂ©e Absinthe Tasting Set

An ideal stocking filler for the festive season, the Sheffield stainless steel absinthe spoon will last forever, long after the classic absinthes have been enjoyed!
Buy Now Online

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015 12:35
Absinthiades 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:44

Jane and George Rowley are looking forward to travelling to Pontarlier this weekend for the 15th annual Absinthiades, where they will be chatting with industry associates and enthusiasts during this celebration of all things absinthe (and enjoying a glass or two!)


This year’s Absinthiades poster highlights the centenary of the French Absinthe Ban of 1915.
Jane and George, with Marie-Claude Delahaye (founder of Le Musée de L’Absinthe, Auvser~sur~Oise) played a central role in returning Absinthe distilling to France over fifteen years ago with La Fée Absinthe.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 08:24
Sloe Absinthe Time! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 14:27

Sloes are ready to be picked for some festive fun! We hit the hedgerow, raided some gin (Tanqueray and Highgrove Organic) from the cellar and then thought it would be fun to pit it against La FĂ©e Blanche Sloe Absinthe.

Ingredients & method:

  • 450g/1lb sloes
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 1 litre/1Âľ pint gin or La FĂ©e Blanche Absinthe SupĂ©rieure
  • Prick the tough skin of the sloes all over with a clean needle and put in a large sterilised jar.
  • Pour in the sugar and the gin [or absinthe], seal tightly and shake well.
  • Store in a cool, dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week. Then shake once a week for at least two months.
  • Strain the sloe gin through muslin into a sterilised bottle.
    (recipe from

Sloe Gin v Sloe Absinthe

We will have a comparative tasting in three months and update then!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:28
Expanding Duty Free – Sharjah International PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 September 2015 11:15

Alongside Dubai International Airport, La Fée expands Parisienne Absinthe Superiéure in the UAE to include Sharjah International Airport

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:24
Belle Epoque Party PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 July 2015 11:55

Photo booth at the Clare Hall, Cambridge, Belle Epoque Soirée 2015 sponsored by La Fée Absinthe.


Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 11:56
Comme un Avion PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:10

New French Film, Comme un Avion, featuring a recurring Absinthe theme.   Marie-Claude Delahaye of the Absinthe Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise offered her Absinthe expertise to the film's director, Bruno Podalydès.



Agnès Jaoui.  Production Photo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:32
Death in the Afternoon PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:31

Hemingway entered his absinthe cocktail into a selection of celebrity drinks recipes, compiled in a 1935 masterpiece called "So Red the Nose, or, Breath in the Afternoon". This legendary book contains cocktail recipes by 30 leading authors of its time.

"Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three or five of these slowly".


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:31
Absinthe : should you drink it neat? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 March 2015 12:14

First Published by Marie-Claude DELAHAYE on 16 June 2014


Water is absolutely indispensable.


  © Collection Delahaye

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:42
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