Absinthe is a distilled, highly alcoholic anise-flavoured spirit derived from herbs and the fundamental ingredient: grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). It was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, especially in France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers such as Van Gogh and Lautrec. At the height of its popularity, it was banned. Throughout the 1800’s and early 1900’s, absinthe was enjoyed by many, and since the bans have slowly been lifting, is once again becoming a fashionable beverage.
La Fée Absinthe Parisienne is the first traditional absinthe produced in France since 1915, and is the only absinthe authenticated by Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder and curator of the Paris Absinthe Museum.
It has been awarded the International Spirits Challenge Silver Medal in 2003, the Beverage Testing Institute Gold Medal in 2007, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal in 2008 and three Gold Medals for packaging and one Silver for the product itself at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2009.
In 2011 La Fée Absinthe Parisienne was awarded Silver (Design & Packaging) at the inugural Spirits Business Absinthe Masters.