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Picked up a bottle at the Abbeydale Road Tesco's in Sheffield. Unsure of Nationwide availability as they don't seem to stock very many bottles, even when at full price.

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#1
Ahh I want some of this :) do you know what size bottle it is? :)
#2
Hothothot!
#3
Sorry should have specified in original post - 50cl bottle. Believe me you don't need much!
#4
Please remember to drink responsibly.
#5
I know it's not the same stuff that aided certain French artists,but would still give the bottle a tickle at this price.
Hot from me.
Bet there isn't any in my Tesco in the morning.
Ah,the vagaries of geography!
#6
g1bbuk
Please remember to drink responsibly.

Thx dad :?
#7
Does anyone actually enjoy this stuff? Its like drinking petrol!
#8
MrShed
Does anyone actually enjoy this stuff? Its like drinking petrol!


You've drunk petrol?
#9
I hope Tesco are willing to fund you a new liver as well. This stuff is tremendous in strength.

Although its your liver and you can ruin it any way you like lol
2 Likes #10
I spilt some of this on the floor one new year and spent the rest of the night trying to fend off the sexual advances of the dog that licked it up.

It was a big dog.
#11
You can actually buy all of the individual ingredients (from a well known auction site) to make the real 'french artist' variety, my mate brewed a load of it and he hasn't been right since
#12
UK is the only country in Europe with an increasing rate of Liver disease

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00m3zv9/

If I thought most British people would drink this in a mature manner, I'd of voted hot, unfortunately we don't.
#13
What strength is this one?

I was having some when i went Magaluf in July that was 80%
#14
Can anybody give me instructions for burning this stuff over a sugar cube?

I fancy a night in.
#15
This stuff is weak these days...

It used to be about 60 - 70%... but this is only 40%.

You may as well buy any other spirit. Same strength.

Good price reduction though.
1 Like #16
Spark
Can anybody give me instructions for burning this stuff over a sugar cube?

I fancy a night in.


Don't burn it! What a waste... You're just burning the alcohol...

Balance slide over glass. place sugar lump on top. pour absinthe over sugar, into glass.
Light sugar. Slide sugar into drink.
banned#17
voted hhhhaaaatttt!! I had bottle of absent tomorrow and didn't remember where I left my garden shed. Then I ran to the police station because I was chased by a gang of mouses but the sturgeon behind the desk didn't have chips or pickled eggs left. He was a nice man though and offered me a peace broach or something...
#18
This is the skankiest absinthe I have ever tasted. Seriously, we opened a bottle two years ago and it was so rank I couldn't even shot it. If you can try this before you buy, do, or buy it as a present for someone. If you have ever had absinthe and liked it (so from abroad, I guess), chances are this is not for you.

Just a warning. I wouldn't buy it for £3 (and I wouldn't drink it if you paid me), but everyone's tastes are different... Good discount on it though...
#19
the_real_god
voted hhhhaaaatttt!! I had bottle of absent tomorrow and didn't remember where I left my garden shed. Then I ran to the police station because I was chased by a gang of mouses but the sturgeon behind the desk didn't have chips or pickled eggs left. He was a nice man though and offered me a peace broach or something...


Nah. Absinthe has not contained any wormwood for ages. All you have left is a foul tasting spirit. I suppose it is cheap if you want to play at being a 19th century bohemian French louche, but there are nicer ways to get blotto.
#20
takeshikovacs
Don't burn it! What a waste... You're just burning the alcohol...

Balance slide over glass. place sugar lump on top. pour absinthe over sugar, into glass.
Light sugar. Slide sugar into drink.


Wiki has it as:

'Traditionally, absinthe is prepared by placing a sugar cube on top of a specially designed slotted spoon and then placing the spoon on the glass which has been filled with a shot of absinthe. Ice-cold water is then poured or dripped over the sugar cube so that the water is slowly and evenly displaced into the absinthe, typically 1 part absinthe and 3 to 5 parts water.'

40% seems very low, but ok price I guess.
#21
takeshikovacs
Don't burn it! What a waste... You're just burning the alcohol...

Balance slide over glass. place sugar lump on top. pour absinthe over sugar, into glass.
Light sugar. Slide sugar into drink.


Wicked, thanks.
#22
Is it just me or does anybody else find it ironic that in a time when there is such an outcry over binge drinking in this country, a major supermarket chain are doing a special offer and possibly the most potent alcoholic substance legally available under UK law?
#23
Lighting the sugar cube is a modern invention, much like putting ice in cider!
#24
Spark
Is it just me or does anybody else find it ironic that in a time when there is such an outcry over binge drinking in this country, a major supermarket chain are doing a special offer and possibly the most potent alcoholic substance legally available under UK law?


in fairness its only 40% not that strong
#25
schizoboy
UK is the only country in Europe with an increasing rate of Liver disease

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00m3zv9/

If I thought most British people would drink this in a mature manner, I'd of voted hot, unfortunately we don't.


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#26
ah 10am? impressive :)
#27
schizoboy
UK is the only country in Europe with an increasing rate of Liver disease

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00m3zv9/

If I thought most British people would drink this in a mature manner, I'd of voted hot, unfortunately we don't.


I have to agree, the country is on a verge of an epidemic. I've got friends with serious liver problems, been overdoing it for years.

I see Luke Young's (the footballer) brother has died whilst drinking on holiday. He fell over and banged his head.....he was 17. We all did it (I'm 32, still like a drink), but the amounts being consumed now are out of control. Yet ecstasy and weed are still banned.........

This is a good deal, but alcohol deals leave me very cold now.
#28
I bought a couple of bottles when this was last on sale - saving it up for freshers week.

Oh and it's actually 45%.
#29
spraint
Nah. Absinthe has not contained any wormwood for ages. All you have left is a foul tasting spirit. I suppose it is cheap if you want to play at being a 19th century bohemian French louche, but there are nicer ways to get blotto.


Um, yeah it does La fee is one of the few that does, its actually Thujone found in wormwood and is a neurotoxin.

However under the EU Regs no more than 10mg/l are allowed and the XS range from La Fee in Europe are allowed up to 30ppm.

Those who say it tastes like crap are quite right because it generally does, this is the closest followed recipe that you can buy today.

And those who say oh I have had some before that is 80% well yeah thats 80% Proof not 80% A.B.V
#30
Spark
Is it just me or does anybody else find it ironic that in a time when there is such an outcry over binge drinking in this country, a major supermarket chain are doing a special offer and possibly the most potent alcoholic substance legally available under UK law?


Thats not true, Blue label vodka is 50% ABV and is readily available in supermarkets
banned#31
Poindexter
I have to agree, the country is on a verge of an epidemic. I've got friends with serious liver problems, been overdoing it for years.

I see Luke Young's (the footballer) brother has died whilst drinking on holiday. He fell over and banged his head.....he was 17. We all did it (I'm 32, still like a drink), but the amounts being consumed now are out of control. Yet ecstasy and weed are still banned.........

This is a good deal, but alcohol deals leave me very cold now.


Reminds me a little of Bill Hicks - we're not exactly losing a cure for cancer here are we?
#32
I have to laugh at the people who are spouting statistics about liver disease and all other manner of nannying nonsense about the supermarkets.

Why should people who drink socially and in moderation not be allowed to benefit from deals because some people cannot control themselves?

It is ALWAYS the normal man or woman in the street who ends up suffering when the next GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN on binge drinking comes into play because we end up paying more for it. We can look forward to a future of No more Happy Hour, Alchol charged per unit and probably drink prices that rival Scandanavian countries one day and will it stop boozers? No. They will still find the money to drink be it by hook or by crook.

All it will do is penalise the normal man and woman who enjoy the odd drink in the house and who shock/horror go to the supermarket to buy it. Not everyone who takes advantage of cheap drink prices is a booze fueled moron and its time that the bleating nannying morons in Government (and on here) recognised that.

Rant over.
banned#33
I would imagine this stuff is purely for people who want to impress people by having a bottle of absinthe.

If you want one that actually tastes ok then I'd recommend Marilyn Manson's absinthe which has actually won a few awards.
#34
FilthAndFurry;6016764
Reminds me a little of Bill Hicks - we're not exactly losing a cure for cancer here are we?


More diseased livers for Cancer Research UK to examine, an interesting viewpoint to be sure...

If that's the case, keep on drinking, maybe, the UK will find a cure for Liver Disease, since we are the chavved up alcoholic freaks of this planet whereever we go:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/wish-you-werent-here-greece-tells-tourists-1769200.html

And look at the future generations, what a classy future the UK has:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/children-bingedrink-20-units-a-week-1728187.html
#35
Ev0lution;6016815
I have to laugh at the people who are spouting statistics about liver disease and all other manner of nannying nonsense about the supermarkets.

Why should people who drink socially and in moderation not be allowed to benefit from deals because some people cannot control themselves?

It is ALWAYS the normal man or woman in the street who ends up suffering when the next GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN on binge drinking comes into play because we end up paying more for it. We can look forward to a future of No more Happy Hour, Alchol charged per unit and probably drink prices that rival Scandanavian countries one day and will it stop boozers? No. They will still find the money to drink be it by hook or by crook.

All it will do is penalise the normal man and woman who enjoy the odd drink in the house and who shock/horror go to the supermarket to buy it. Not everyone who takes advantage of cheap drink prices is a booze fueled moron and its time that the bleating nannying morons in Government (and on here) recognised that.

Rant over.


Scotland will soon be enforcing a minimum price for drinks, England, so far, has rejected such ideas, considering the alcohol problems of Scotland, it'll be interesting to see. But as for punishing the normal man and the poor you are dead on.

The problem is far more cultural than it is commercial, just most of the UK is happen to be in denial, turn a blind eye or is part of the binge drinking childish attitude that exists in this country.
#36
Its all absolutely ridiculous, I consider myself to a a responsible adult who likes a drink but in moderation, why shouldn't I be allowed to buy what I want.

TBH this is as FF states 'trendy' to have in your drinks collection its the one all the 'stars' are photographed drinking, when in truth there really are far better Absinthes out there much like single malt whiskies there are many different grades.
#37
FLANKERSIX
Thats not true, Blue label vodka is 50% ABV and is readily available in supermarkets


And lets not forget Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum... Woah!
#38
agree with an earlier post, tastes like what imagine petrol would taste like. Last time was in Prague, it gave me a mad clear buzz but the second shot i just threw up. Never again. I have a few bottles of ron 151 which is 70%, which tastes much better!
#39
takeshikovacs
And lets not forget Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum... Woah!


had this last week, didn't like it. too much like whisky, which doesn't bode well with me!
#40
Celticsun
Um, yeah it does La fee is one of the few that does, its actually Thujone found in wormwood and is a neurotoxin.

However under the EU Regs no more than 10mg/l are allowed and the XS range from La Fee in Europe are allowed up to 30ppm.

Those who say it tastes like crap are quite right because it generally does, this is the closest followed recipe that you can buy today.

And those who say oh I have had some before that is 80% well yeah thats 80% Proof not 80% A.B.V


Spot on about the Thujone.

But you can get Absinthe that is 80% ABV. I know a lovely little off licence in London that does a very wide variety of Absinthe. It's just not so common in supermarkets.

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