12. Fête de l'Absinthe
Where: Boveresse, Switzerland
When: 15 June 2013
The global capital of "The Green Fairy" is also suitably home to the biggest absinthe festival in the world. For one week in June the tiny hamlet of Boveresse in the Swiss canton of Neuchatêl is awash with all things related to the supposedly mind-altering drink distilled from botanicals that include grand wormwood.
Many of the distillers who offer the product for tasting at the festival only recently stepped into the light after the ban on the green spirit was lifted in 2005. Allow time to look for the secret fountain hidden away in a forest, where a bottle of absinthe awaits weary travellers, along with a couple of glasses so it can be enjoyed on the spot.
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Love how the Pilsner Fest is started with what appears to be a live pistol!
Goody, will be in Barbados for the rum festival!
aww i arrive in london on the 15th october- what a pity :(
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