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Absinthia

Absinthia
Absinthe Superieure Verte

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
USDA Organic
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
2023 Best Absinthe

Absinthia
Absinthe Superieure Verte

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
Golden green color. Aromas of licorice root, star anise short bread cookies, lemon oil and tamarind paste, and anise and wheat grass with a fat body and a very long black jelly beans, pfeffernusse, fennel candy and dry oregano, and vanilla finish. A new school take on Absinthe that is some of what you expect, yet pleasantly surprises with notes of seeds and grains plus a bit of peppery baking spices mixed in to highlight the anise; a true delight.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: licorice root, star anise short bread cookies, lemon oil and tamarind paste, and anise and wheat grass
Taste Flavor: black jelly beans, pfeffernusse, fennel candy and dry oregano, and vanilla
Smoothness Smoothness:
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A new school take on Absinthe that is some of what you expect, yet pleasantly surprises with notes of seeds and grains plus a bit of peppery baking spices mixed in to highlight the anise; a true delight.

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.