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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:

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

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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Valote Tradition

Valote Tradition

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Color: Clear with no visible defect.

Louche: Nicely formed. Deep and opaque.

Aroma: Very nicely balanced with lots of wormwood. A great alpine freshness.

Flavor: A refreshing bitterness at the beginning, then anise, then a pleasant dryness with a touch of heat at 4:1. Unlike many Swiss Le Bleues which are more anise forward, this absinthe is noticeably drier and wormwood forward. Just how I like them!

Finish: A bit hot, but nicely balanced between anise and wormwood that lingers pleasantly.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. This would certainly be something that I'd like to encounter in a secret box in a mountain pass.
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson August 11, 2010
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A drier version of La Valote - yummy

Color: Clear with no visible defect.

Louche: Nicely formed. Deep and opaque.

Aroma: Very nicely balanced with lots of wormwood. A great alpine freshness.

Flavor: A refreshing bitterness at the beginning, then anise, then a pleasant dryness with a touch of heat at 4:1. Unlike many Swiss Le Bleues which are more anise forward, this absinthe is noticeably drier and wormwood forward. Just how I like them!

Finish: A bit hot, but nicely balanced between anise and wormwood that lingers pleasantly.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. This would certainly be something that I'd like to encounter in a secret box in a mountain pass.

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Absinthe appears as a crystal lake liquid that transforms slowly into a milk upon the addition of water.

The aroma is herbal, not herbaceous with present anisy undertones. Sadly, the taste is harsh and even acrid, despite the good measure of wormwood and nicely balanced bouquet.

The regular Bovet is better and smoother. Willy has gone a step further and released two more absinthes, so definitely he is developing, but is it in the right direction?
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Reviewed by absinthist December 22, 2010
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Willy strikes back

Absinthe appears as a crystal lake liquid that transforms slowly into a milk upon the addition of water.

The aroma is herbal, not herbaceous with present anisy undertones. Sadly, the taste is harsh and even acrid, despite the good measure of wormwood and nicely balanced bouquet.

The regular Bovet is better and smoother. Willy has gone a step further and released two more absinthes, so definitely he is developing, but is it in the right direction?

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