Industry Recognition

New York Intl Spirits Competition 2022

La Fée wins “Absinthe Producer of the Year” 2022 award at New York International Spirits Competition!

This is a trade only judged competition so pleasing to know our end users really rate La Fée.
There were 1400+ submissions from 39 countries and 34 states in the USA.


Bartender Spirits Awards 2022

La Fée won Gold at the Bartender Spirits Awards 2022

USA Spirits Ratings 2021

Quote ” TASTING NOTES: Rich Flavours and aroma of natural wormwood and anis.  A crisp and refreshing finish with flavors of fresh fennel that linger” Unquote

Great competition as the products are judged by key people in our industry who buy and use our spirits from across on-trade and off-trade, with 95 points and a Gold for La Fée Parisienne Absinthe Supérieure. I love the judging criteria:

Quality ~ Tasted blind to assess their quality and how drinkable they are for consumers in their target area.

Value for money ~ offering spirits drinkers premium price point.

Packaging and design ~ As the majority of spirits are bought with our eyes, the USA Spirits Ratings will recognise spirits which stand out on the shelf, or back bar, and will assess how well suited that design or packaging is to their target consumer group at that price point

Judges included the likes of: DEVIN WALDEN Spirits Buyer, Total Wine & More, JEFF FEIST Category Lead – Spirits & More at BevMo, TIM MARSON MW Senior Spirits Buyer at, BRUCE ABBOTT Spirits Category Manager at Brown Jug Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, IVY MIX Co-Owner at Fiasco! Wine and Spirits in Brooklyn, New York

And many more across on-trade:

Bartender Spirits Awards 2021

La Fée won Silver at the Bartender Spirits Awards 2021

SIP Awards 2020

La Fée won Gold in 2020 by the only internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition. The SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias.

Bartender Spirits Awards USA 2020

Bartender Spirits Award Medal won 2020

London Spirits Awards 2020

La Fée won Silver in this leading international competition based on not only taste and quality but also packaging and value. 

International Wine & Spirits Comp 2020

La Fée was pleased to win bronze in 2020 amongst a strong field of hundreds of spirits.  All of these were tasted blind by carefully assembled panels of experts, with each spirit tasted individually.

London Spirits Competiton 2019

La Fée Parisienne was awarded a Best in Show Award by Country Category, and also Gold for receiving 90 Points.

Ultimate Spirits Challenge USA 2019

WSWA 2019 Awards

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America – Tasting Competition

Meiningers International Spirits Awards 2017 – La Fée – Grand Gold Medal

Absinthe Grand Masters 2011 & 2012

For the second year running, La Fée was awarded the Grand Absinthe Master award by the Spirits Business magazine. The competition was tough; with many quality absinthes on the market, but La Fée’s all encompassing folio and dedication to the absinthe revival keep us at the forefront of the absinthe world. The 2012 Master award winners included William Grant & Sons, Bacardi, Angostura and Moët Hennessy – for the full list click here.


Asia Spirits Masters 2012

La Fée was delighted to receive this award, open to spirits sold in Asia. La Fée Absinthe Parisienne took a gold – the only absinthe to do so.

The Spirits Business Absinthe Masters 2012

La Fée followed the success of the 2011 Spirits Business Absinthe Masters with another clutch of medals from this year’s competition. The categories had been adjusted from last year’s inaugural event to define the difference between distilled and non-distilled absinthes. The La Fée range was awarded a Master for Design & Packaging; La Fée XS Suisse a Master for the Blanche distilled category and La Fée XS Francaise received Gold in the Verte distilled category.

The Spirits Business Absinthe Masters 2011

Judges prepare for a day of tasting and rating a wide range of absinthes.

Many absinthes entered this year’s inaugural Spirits Business Absinthe Masters, but La Fée swept the board with 3 Master, 2 Gold & 1 Silver medal – awarded for taste through to design and packaging. The expert judges included Kieth Lyon (ex Waitrose spirits buyer) and Nick Quatroville of London’s all new ‘W’ hotel.

International Spirits Challenge

Andrew Reed, William Reed Publishing’s MD of Events & Exhibitions presents George Rowley, CEO of Green Utopia with the ‘New Brand Innovation Award’ for La Fée Absinthe X•S Suisse

Each year nearly a thousand spirits from across the globe are rigorously judged and tasted by the industry’s leading international spirits experts, many flown in from around the world. The trophies and category champions are announced in London at Claridges Hotel. The judges results will be published in the October edition of Drinks International magazine.

Silver Medal 2003 – La Fée Parisienne
New Brand Innovation Trophy 2007 – La Fée X•S Suisse

Beverage Testing Institute

Founded in 1981, the Beverage Testing Institute is an independent, privately owned corporation that conducts professional, blind tasting and reviews of beverage products.
The institute relies heavily on highly experienced, professional guest tasters who are either retailers, restaurateurs, or prominent writers that are especially knowledgeable about the beverage category being reviewed. All panelists are rigorously screened and audited and then trained in our proprietary blind tasting methodology.

Gold Medal 2007 – La Fée Parisienne
Gold Medal 2007 – La Fée Bohemian

Pontarlier Absinthiades

The Mayor of Pontarlier presents George Rowley, CEO of La Fée with the 2007 Golden Spoon for La Fée Absinthe X•S Suisse.

The Pontarlier Absinthiades consist of an antique dealers’ bourse, an exhibition at the museum, and presentations by various authors and historians. But the highlight of the event is a competition for the best absinthe sold in France. Two juries blind taste-test the absinthes, and award points based on pre-determined criteria (colour, fragrance) with a golden, silver and bronze Absinthe spoons being awarded

Golden Absinthe Spoon & overall absinthe winner 2009 – La Fée X•S Suisse
Golden Absinthe Spoon & overall absinthe winner 2008 – La Fée X•S Suisse
Silver Absinthe Spoon & overall French winner 2008 – La Fée X•S Français
Golden Absinthe Spoon & overall absinthe winner 2007 – La Fée X•S Suisse
Silver Absinthe Spoon & overall French winner 2007 – La Fée X•S Français



The International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. This is achieved through a rigorous two stage judging process of professional blind tasting and detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis by the independent laboratory Corkwise. To ensure perfect conditions the IWSC premises included temperature-controlled cellars and three dedicated tasting rooms.

Silver & Best in Class 2007 – La Fée X•S Suisse

SF World Spirits Competition

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. Founded in 2000, the most influential spirits industry professionals in the United States gather in San Francisco to rank the world’s best spirits San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the only competition of its kind in the United States. The competition receives entries from the best spirits companies worldwide every year, and match that caliber with top-quality judges including Masters of Wine, mixologists, journalists and other industry experts showing consistent and objective evaluation.

Gold Medal 2008 – La Fée Parisienne 68% abv

On June 19, the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition announced the winners of the 2009 competition. Multiple reds and a whisky triumphed at the prestigious competition, proving that judges palates can be very diverse. The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, in its 70th year, is one of the Top 5 wine competitions in the country.

An international panel of judges huddled for three days in May to crown the wine winners from

more than 3,400 diverse entries. An equally qualified team of judges critiqued 199 spirits in early June.

La Fée Absinthe Parisienne took 3 gold medals and 1 silver awarded for Graphics, Overall Package, Best of Graphics and was the highest rated absinthe in show.

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