|Absinthe Books IV - Distillation Guides
Traité de la Fabrication des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools
4th Edition, revised and augmented. Paris 1882
This authorative and much quoted distillation guide went through
seven editions from 1855 to 1900. 12 pages are devoted to Crème
d'Absinthe, Absinthe Ordinaire, Absinthe Fine and Absinthe
Gazeuse in Vol I, and 13 pages to Absinthe Suisse in Vol II.
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Nouveau Traité de la Fabrication des Liqueurs
d’Apres les Procedes les Plus Récents
Fritsch was the editorial secretary of the influential
journal La Distillerie Français
Together with Duplais's similarly titled work, this
550 page volume is one of the most important
guides to 19th century French distilling
techniques. The 17 pages devoted specifically to
absinthe are particularly comprehensive.
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|A Practical Treatise on the Raw Materials
and the Distillation and Rectification of
Alcohol and the Preparation of Alcoholic
Liquors, Liqueurs, Cordials and Bitters.
By William T. Brannt
Drawing heavily on Duplais, this is one of
the few contemporary English language
treatises dealing with the distillation of
|La Fabrication des Liqueurs.
J. de Brevans
3rd Edition, Paris 1908
J.Moréal de Brevans was the
principal chemist of the Municipal
Laboratory in Paris.
|Nouveau Manuel Complet du
by Lebeaud, de Fontenelle & Malepeyre.
Manuels-Roret, Paris 1888
A widely used popular manual - this
copy is annotated in the hand of
M.Vichet, and was found on the
premises of the old Vichet absinthe
|La Nature 1894 - 2me Semestre
A two-part article by A. Villon dealing with, inter
alia, absinthe distillation, the accelerated
ageing of absinthe by oxygenation, and the
detection of faked and adulterated absinthes.
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