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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

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Wild Card Absinthe new recipe (from late 2014)

Wild Card Absinthe new recipe (from late 2014)

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The new recipe from Wild Card absinthe, first made available in mid to late 2014.

Editor reviews

Appearance: Light yellow, but the color is apparent. The previous version had almost no color.

Louche: Substantial improvement from the original. Nicely opaque. Hints of yellow and green. Much thicker than last time, but still not quite opalescent.

Aroma: More balance than the original. You still get the nice wormwood aroma, but it's supported now by a nice level of sweet green anise and vegetal fennel. Inviting.

Flavor: Thicker, more enjoyable mouthfeel. Much nicer balance of herbs. Quite enjoyable. I'd like more flavor from the supporting herb bill used in coloration, but that would come if they ended up being a bit more aggressive in the coloration step.

Finish: still recedes quicker than I'd prefer, but there's a nice spiciness from the wormwood complimented by the sweetness of the anise. A slight amount of astringency.

Overall: A solid effort. MUCH better than v.1. Anyone would view this as a quality, mid-level brand. Congrats on the improvements!
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3.5
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3.5
Reviewed by Brian Robinson February 17, 2015
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A noticeable improvement from the original

Appearance: Light yellow, but the color is apparent. The previous version had almost no color.

Louche: Substantial improvement from the original. Nicely opaque. Hints of yellow and green. Much thicker than last time, but still not quite opalescent.

Aroma: More balance than the original. You still get the nice wormwood aroma, but it's supported now by a nice level of sweet green anise and vegetal fennel. Inviting.

Flavor: Thicker, more enjoyable mouthfeel. Much nicer balance of herbs. Quite enjoyable. I'd like more flavor from the supporting herb bill used in coloration, but that would come if they ended up being a bit more aggressive in the coloration step.

Finish: still recedes quicker than I'd prefer, but there's a nice spiciness from the wormwood complimented by the sweetness of the anise. A slight amount of astringency.

Overall: A solid effort. MUCH better than v.1. Anyone would view this as a quality, mid-level brand. Congrats on the improvements!

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