Our highlights of 2014 include tours of Australia and the middle-east, delicious new cocktail creations from top bartenders, a host of respected awards and Marie-Claude Delahaye’s new Absinthe Museum blog. We kick things off with the awards…
Having not entered the Absinthiades for a few years, we were so happy to receive silver awards for each of our Absinthe Supérieure offerings – La Fée Parisienne & La Fée Blanche.
Historically our X•S range would steal the show, with gold and silver medals awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2009, so to win such accolades with our premium range is a real sign of their quality. They were the highest awarded of any international brand at this year’s event.
More medals for our all natural beauties! The IWSC has awarded both La Fée Parisienne and La Fée Blanche, with Blanche the only clear absinthe to take a medal. Get yourself a bottle from one of these retailers.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014
La Fée has also enjoyed success this year at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Both La Fée Parisienne and La Fée Blanche were awarded silver medals, as well as gold medal package design awards.
Marie-Claude Delahaye launches Absinthe Blog
Marie-Claude Delahaye of the French Absinthe Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise, our partner in La Fée Absinthe for over 10 years, has launched a fantastic, informative Absinthe blog.
The blog goes through her personal archive of Absinthe memorabilia as well as current absinthe news in French, but translates well through Google translate
Australia Master-Class Tour
George Rowley travelled to all the big Australian cities to host masterclasses with the trade, educating on real French and Swiss absinthe and sharing the La Fée story.
Sheffield & Liverpool master-class and cocktail competitions
Continuing La Fée’s commitment to education, Oscar Dodd visited Sheffield and Liverpool to host La Fée masterclasses and cocktail competitions with some of the cities’ finest bartenders.
Fortnum & Mason Tasting
A festive tasting of La Fée Parisienne and Blanche as Fortnum & Mason revealed their legendary Christmas window displays.
Joe Corré launches second clothing store
La Fée at the launch of Joe Corré’s second clothing store “A Child of the Jago”, 76-78 Charing Cross Road, London.
A lot of Absinthe was drunk by some fantastically dressed people. A Child of the Jago is Joe Corré’s label specialising in quintessentially British, sustainable mens and womenswear with an emphasis on quality and workmanship. Joe is the son of Vivienne Westwood (pictured drinking La Fée) and Malcolm McLaren and was the co-founder of the hugely successful Agent Provocateur.
Find La Fée in a venue near you – new accounts
Ten Mill Lane @TenMillLane
Check out our beautiful new @realabsinthe 4-tap absinthe fountain!
Making good use of a La Fée Absinthe fountain at heavy metal venue Escobar, Copenhagen. \m/ \m/
Enjoying a Corpse Reviver No.2 at the fabulous @NOLAbar
William Hallet @William Hallet
RT@realabsinthe In #NYC? Check out @WilliamHallet #Astoria for some traditional serves from a beautiful La Fée Absinthe Fountain
Worship St Whistling Shop @whistlingshop
Experimenting with dry ice @whistlingshop – doesn’t get much cooler than this
We met the green fairy in this week’s Cocktail Hour, as we experiment with a bottle of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne. A spirit loved by writers, poets and artists, it didn’t take us long to be inspired with cocktail ideas.
Our new @realabisnthe #spritz @BernhardsBar – La Fée absinthe, Morello Cherry, Sherbet, Orgeat, Prosecco
Anchorage Bar @Anchorage_Bar
Superstar! @Anchorage_Bar – here he is stirring his La Fée Absinthe Hot Toddie – a real seasonal treat!
Alex J F Davies @AlexJFDavies
A @Cotswoldistill and @realabsinthe Corpse Reviver No.2! (see Instagram for recipe). Happy Halloween everyone! #Cheers
James Daniel Grant @soberbartender
“House #Sazerac with #HbyHine @RyeWhiskey & @realabsinthe @AngosturaUSA @thewhipmayfair pic.twitter.com/LoWjguF4WM”
Bar Convent Berlin @BarConventBER
Perfectly made La Fée Sugar Mama @BarConventBER
Twitter round up – a selection of our favourite tweets
#DYK how to serve #absinthe traditionally @realabsinthe the weather is turning, it’s time to get serious! #Canada
“This could be the finest tweet I have ever received!!! RT @realabsinthe: Love the line from your #Scotland book in @Daily_Record! 10 years on, we’d love to send you quality, natural #Absinthe..”
Pick an absinthe, any absinthe #someplace #absinthe
An amazing day was had by all at the La Fée / Some Place cocktail competition in early November. With a Van Gogh-inspired cocktail, including paper maché ear…and one of the contestant’s mothers reciting an Absinthe poem as their garnish, it really was an unforgettable day! Thanks for all your support Some Place, and we can’t wait to pop in for some more Absinthe cocktails in the New Year!
The all new La Fée Absinthe Tasting Set – a perfect gift idea!
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!
You can now experience the two classic absinthe stles, Verte 68% ABV and Blanche 53% ABV, served in the traditional manner: just add a sugar cube and iced water!
What a year!
We can’t wait for you all to join us in more adventures with the Green Fairy throughout 2015!