Ok, i finally received the bottle of 'Moulin Rooz' today and below are the pictures of the bottle, the absinthe, the louche, and the finished drink. Also, a short review on what i thought of the drink.The bottle:
Quite a nicely presented bottle although the front label could look a little more professional, but let's not judge a book by it's cover.
The back label reads:
Moulin Rooz is Australia's first premium Absinthe. Five times-distilled from the finest Australian grapes, with perfect balance of Elderflower, Gentian, Fennelseed, Hyssop and Wormwood(thujone), Moulin Rooz is further enhanced with Austraian Native Aniseed Myrtle and other selected botanicals. A perfect expression of bitter and aromatic herbs, with hints of the Australian Bush. (Natural herbal particles may be present)
You can see tiny herbal particles floating throughout the bottle, but nothing like the KOSG shit.
On first open of the bottle there is a very floral smell along with aniseed and other aromas you would expect with most absinthes. There are also other aromas which i can't quite put my finger on, but this absinthe does smell quite nice.The absinthe:
A dark/bright emerald green, if that makes any sense. It is obviously artificially but does not look that bad.The louche:
Obviously as I stated above, the colour looks very artificial but the louche does come along nicely and you can definitely start to smell the 'hints of the australian bush' as described on the label.The finished drink:
A nice "just right" type of louche but the green is too prominent. Anyway, on to how it tastes.
This definitely tastes like a decent absinthe, although a different kind of absinthe. The australian herbs and botanicals really give this absinthe a nice overall aroma and taste which is not present in any other absinthe i have tried.
There is quite a bitterness to this absinthe though, but that is balanced with the other herbs almost perfectly. The bitterness comes more as a slight aftertaste.
Overall, i think this may be an absinthe that I will order again. I really like the packaging, i love the aroma, and the taste is very nice and unique and it does not try to be a clone of any other absinthe on the market.
I would recommend this absinthe to anyone who would like to try something different and unique.