Full Review

Absente

Absente
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 55%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Absente
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 55%
Bright light green color. Aromas and flavors of black licorice, tarragon, and floral nuance with a supple, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with notes of custard finish. Rich anise flavor builds on the palate; a warming and full-bodied absinthe.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: black licorice, tarragon, and floral nuance
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of custard
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich anise flavor builds on the palate; a warming and full-bodied absinthe.

The Importer

Crillon Importers Ltd.

The Importer
The Atrium, 80 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652
USA
1 201-368-8878

Their Portfolio

88 Absente Absinthe 55% (France) $45.00.
88 MAGELLAN Iris Flavored Gin 41.3% (France) $29.99.
84 Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special 5-Star 8 Year Old Rum 43% (Haiti) $30.00.
93 Wyborowa Wodka Vodka 40% (Poland) $15.99.

Absinthe

Spirits Glass Copita Emerald Green.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Absinthe is a distilled beverage made from a number of seeds and herbs, especially that of the wormwood plant. It is high in alcohol (between 45%-74%) and has, in literature, been referred to as a hallucinatory beverage, known as "the green fairy."

In reality, absinthe is a anise-flavored spirit that can contain ingredients such as fennel or aniseed. While there are many different styles of anise-based spirits throughout the world, such as Ouzo from Greece or Sambuca from Italy, absinthe is generally higher in alcohol.

Absinthe is diluted with water to make it palatable, given is high alcohol and bitter qualities. For some time, it was banned in France, as a neurotoxin in wormwood caused drinkers to become ill. Today, however, improved distillation methods have created a more tame absinthe and the spirit has regained much of its popularity, as well as its mysterious legend.