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Mephisto

Mephisto
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 65%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$31.99

Mephisto
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 65%
Brilliant chartreuse color. Aromas and flavors of black licorice, mint tea, tonka bean, and pepper and dill with a lightly tannic, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a hot, complex, long finish that exhibits accents of wormwood, praline, milk and honey, and ginseng finish. A tasty, spunky absinthe with good balance and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Bitter, Rich, Spicy, Spirity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: black licorice, mint tea, tonka bean, and pepper and dill
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of wormwood, praline, milk and honey, and ginseng
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, spunky absinthe with good balance and drinkability.

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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.