European Absinthes

Butterfly Classic Absinthe

New! We are pleased to present Butterfly absinthe a faithful recreation of America’s first pre-ban absinthe  now produced by Artemesia- Bugnon Distillery in Switzerland. Inspired by an antique bottle of  Boston Butterfly, absinthe historian Brian Fernald discovered the original recipe and sought to bring Butterfly back to life. Originally created for the American market Butterfly has a unique and accessible flavor profile including citrus and mint lending itself to a classic louched glass  and a variety of cocktails. This is the American label version, absinthe is the same as European release.

750 ml  Product of Switzerland  130   Original Boston Recipe

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Gantous & Abou Raad Arak

New! Similar to ouzo and pastis, arak is an anis-flavored, traditional spirit in Middle Eastern counties. Great as an aperitif or accompaniment to his refreshingly unsweetened spirit is a particular treat in warm weather. Gantous & Abou Raad Arak is made with just three ingredients: grape spirit, aniseeds, and water. Therefore, the flavor and aroma is distinctively clean and bright. Thanks to the natural oils from the anise, a traditional serve of one part arak to two parts water will yield a lovely clouding effect.

Product of Lebanon
Alcohol by Volume: 50%

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Mansinthe Extrait d'Absinthe Suisse

New! After numerous requests of late we decided to offer Mansinthe to our absinthe shop this season. Winner of San Fransisco  Spirits competition just months after it’s release in 2007 Mansinthe is a quality absinthe from the Matter Distillery in collaboration with  Marilyn Manson. This is a true Verte made in the traditional manner and naturally colored. The distinctive artwork on the label is Mr. Manson’s Absinthe and watercolor titled “When I Get Old”.

Product of Switzerland
750 ml~ Alcohol by Volume 66.6%





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White Stars Absinthe Set

Special Set~ Two of our favorite absinthe Blanche paired for a most wonderful absinthe tasting experience!

The classic La Clandestine hailing from Switzerland perhaps the most traditional La Bleu available in the states together with the new American Blanche from Ridge Distillery Extrait d’absinthe Blanche with it’s unique flavor profile has been favorably received. Together they offer the distinct qualities and fine expression of absinthe Blanche.

(2) 750 ml ~ Ridge Extrait d’absinthe Blanche and La Clandestine are also available separately full descriptions below.

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La Clandestine is handcrafted in Couvet the birthplace of absinthe by Claude-Alain Bugnon in the Val-de-Travers Switzerland. It is also referred to as CLB and is a favorite absinthe of many.

La Clandestine is a subtle La Bleue (actually a clear, uncolored absinthe) its natural sweetness and soft botanicals and spice lend itself to many cocktails. CLBs softness and comparitevly low alcohol content makes for an ideal first-timer's absinthe. Previously unavailable in the Catskills we are very pleased to offer this venerable absinthe, La Clandestine is the only Aretmisia Bugon Distillery offering presently available in the US.
106 proof – 750ml

Ridge Extrait d'absinthe Blanche, a small batch absithe produced by distilling classic absinthe herbs of the hightest quality including grand wormwood, roman wormwood, green anise, fennel and Melissa with the addition of coriander, angelica, elecampane. Many of the herbs are grown by the owners in the Northwest Rocky Mountains in Montana. Ridge Absinthe is made by hand in copper alembic stills in the traditional way and boasts of layered herbal and woodsy aromas with peppery finish.
750 ml~ 136 proof
Distillers: Jules and Joe Legate Ridge Distillery, Kalispell Montana


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Top 50 Gift Set: Pacifique and Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe

The best of both worlds! Both Pacifique and Vieux Pontarlier are recent picks for Wine Enthusiast’s Top 50 Spirits and are lovely expressions of traditional French absinthe verte. Pacifique hails from family owned Pacific Distillery in Woodinville Washington, a faithful recreation of a Montpelier style absinthe distilled in Copper Alembics with many of the herbs grown by the distiller. Vieux Pontarlier 65 boasts of a classic flavor profile as well and is crafted with renowned local Wormwood  in the historic Emile Pernot Distillery in France.

~ (2) 750 ml. Pacifique absinthe Superieur and Vieux Pontarlier 65 are Tempus Fugit Spirits selections

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Vieux Pontarlier 65

Our most popular European absinthe! A classic example of French Absinthe: Double Gold Medal Best in Class  San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008 ~ Five Stars The  Spirits Journal  2010 ~ *Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits 2010

Emile Pernot Distillery, France Tempus Fugit Spirits Importer

130 proof – 750ml


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Small batch verte produced by hand in copper alembic stills in the traditional manner. The use of locally grown Pontarlier Wormwood and an array of herbs creates an alpine fresh absinthe with a touch of spice.


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La Clandestine

Handcrafted in Couvet the birthplace of absinthe by Claude-Alain Bugnon in the Val-de-Travers Switzerland. It is also referred to as CLB and is a favorite absinthe of many.

106 proof – 750ml

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La Clandestine is a subtle La Bleue (actually a clear, uncolored absinthe) its natural sweetness and soft botanicals and spice lend itself to many cocktails. CLBs softness and comparitevly low alcohol content makes for an ideal first-timer's absinthe. Previously unavailable in the Catskills we are very pleased to offer this venerable absinthe, La Clandestine is the only Aretmisia Bugon Distillery offering presently available in the US.


Price: $82.99
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Duplais Verte

One of the finest Swiss verte’s available, this verte is known for its solid aromas and flavor profile and excellent natural color an award winning and overall appealing absinthe Matter-Luginbuhl distillery

136 proof~ Kallnach Switzerland  750ml

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Unique golden-green hue, thick louche with pronounced distinct flavors Duplais Verte's creamy mouthfeel and lingering finish places this fine absinthe as one of the top all-around vertes. We welcome the prospect of additional Matter Absinthes should they be made available in the American market.


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