Full Review

Absinthia

Absinthia
Organic Absinthe Superieure

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
USDA Organic
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
2018 Best Absinthe

Absinthia
Organic Absinthe Superieure

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of aniseed, sandalwood, coriander, lemon peel, wormwood, and black licorice with an oily, lively, sweet medium body and a long black pepper, orris root, and spearmint finish. A balanced, Swiss-style absinthe complete with complexities and a true wormwood note.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: aniseed, sandalwood, coriander, lemon peel, wormwood, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: black pepper, orris root, and spearmint
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, Swiss-style absinthe complete with complexities and a true wormwood note.

The Producer

Absinthia

The Producer
4200 Park Blvd #513
Oakland, CA 94602
USA

Their Portfolio

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.