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Murmichan Scottish Verte Absinthe

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Well I took a leap from my usual music and festival journalism blogging and decided to start my own absinthe blog called the Absinthe fiend and review my first absinthe, Murmichan Scottish absinthe, but I'll break it down a bit for here.

Uncorking the bottle and pouring a few drops into the glass to taste neat, I found it immediately delicious, it had a nice smoked taste reminding me slightly of Laphroaig single malt, the absinthe has a grain base and some of the herbs used probably goes into whisky too, other taste sensations were of wormwood, fennel, hyssop, bramble leaves, heather flowers, mint and honey.  Very pleasant neat and the alcohol very subtle.

Adding iced spring water through a brouiller sitting on top of the glass packed with ice, the louche has a lovely effect, turning opaque green with slight orange overtones.  The smell is now more enhanced, a floral banquet, honey, brambles, heather flower, mint, lemon thyme or citrus balm and at the core of the absinthe,  herbs anise, wormwood, fennel and hyssop blending into a lovely mix with water from spring wells in the Cairngorms.  Mouthfeel is creamy and fruity with the smoked taste, honey and fruity and minty herbs coating the tongue.  Finish is a knowing happy grin fifteen minutes after draining the glass so that is a yes from me.


Neat, smell and taste     5/5

colour – yellowish green natural 5/5

Louche with water added   3.5/5

Mouthfeel     4.5/5

Finish      5/5



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