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Poet’s Potion

Poet’s Potion
Classique Recipe No. 5 Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 62.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$37

Poet’s Potion
Classique Recipe No. 5 Absinthe

Category: Absinthe

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 62.5%
Clear color. Aromas of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, maple waffles, kouign amann, and coriander with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length fennel seeds finish. A delicate Absinthe with sweet, toasty aromatics and a lightly herbal finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon toast crunch, maple waffles, kouign amann, and coriander
Taste Flavor: fennel seeds
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate absinthe with sweet and toasty aromatics paired with a lightly herbal finish.

The Producer

Boone County Jail Distillery

The Producer

Their Portfolio

85 Boone County Jail Gin 43% (USA) $26.00.
90 Boone County Jail Barrel Aged Gin 46% (USA) $29.00.
BR Conjugal Visit Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey 50% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Hoosier Vodka 40% (USA) $19.00.
87 Kinnard and Drake Straight Bourbon Whiskey 46% (USA) $36.00.
BR Poet’s Potion Classique Recipe No. 5 Absinthe 62.5% (USA) $37.00. - Bronze Medal

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.