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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Although this absinthe only comes in extremely small apothecary bottles, and is rather pricey, it's still something that should be experienced.



The color is a GORGEOUS deep forest green.



Adding water produced some great, dancing oil trails, but the lack of anise made itself apparent with the rather weak overall louche. That was to be expected, given the objective of this absinthe. The final louche is still a deep green, and rather thin. No opalescence. I gave this a 3, again because it was deliberate. Others would have scored lower.



The aroma is fantastic. It's one of my favorite smelling absinthes. Very nice minty wormwood freshness with hints of angelica and hyssop. It's such a wonderfully attractive scent. It just pulls you in.



The flavor is crisp and clean. Straight forward, obviously high quality wormwood with just a hint of anise. Good fennel finish.



The finish is nice, but not remarkable. It doesn't last long on the tongue, and is rather thin, but it's still very nice.



Overall, if this was available in normal sized bottles, I'd buy it in an instant. I love the color and the aroma. Those two qualities allow me to overlook the louche (or lack thereof).
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson October 22, 2007
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Unique and very enjoyable

Although this absinthe only comes in extremely small apothecary bottles, and is rather pricey, it's still something that should be experienced.



The color is a GORGEOUS deep forest green.



Adding water produced some great, dancing oil trails, but the lack of anise made itself apparent with the rather weak overall louche. That was to be expected, given the objective of this absinthe. The final louche is still a deep green, and rather thin. No opalescence. I gave this a 3, again because it was deliberate. Others would have scored lower.



The aroma is fantastic. It's one of my favorite smelling absinthes. Very nice minty wormwood freshness with hints of angelica and hyssop. It's such a wonderfully attractive scent. It just pulls you in.



The flavor is crisp and clean. Straight forward, obviously high quality wormwood with just a hint of anise. Good fennel finish.



The finish is nice, but not remarkable. It doesn't last long on the tongue, and is rather thin, but it's still very nice.



Overall, if this was available in normal sized bottles, I'd buy it in an instant. I love the color and the aroma. Those two qualities allow me to overlook the louche (or lack thereof).

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