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Oregon Spirit Distillers

Oregon Spirit Distillers
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 62.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$55

Oregon Spirit Distillers
Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 62.5%
Chartreuse color. Herbal aromas of anise, tropical fruit, tarragon, oregano, wintergreen, and violet with a silky, soft, bittersweet light-to-medium body and a warming, swift wormwood finish. A rustic, bitter absinthe with bold herbaceous notes; fun for creative cocktail play

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: anise, tropical fruit, tarragon, oregano, wintergreen, and violet
Taste Flavor: wormwood
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic, bitter absinthe with bold herbaceous notes; fun for creative cocktail play

The Producer

Oregon Spirit Distillers

The Producer
740 NE 1st St
Bend, OR 97701
USA
1 541-382-0002

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Absinthe

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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.