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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.



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.


Grand Verte

Grand Verte

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1 reviews

2016's winner deserved it.
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Appearance: slight peridot hue. Very light coloration, but bright and attractive. No visible sediment.

Louche: crazy thick. Lots of action before it even reaches 1:1 ratio. Fully louched by 1:1. Opalescent and inviting.

Aroma: Herbaceous and inviting. Lots of wormwood and anise. Really inviting. Hints of citrus.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Medicinal and herbal, with wormwood upfront and a generous helping of anise. As I 'chew' this, I get more licorice than anise, with the distinctive twang of licorice at the back of the throat. Although I've heard that Mr. Grand likes to push the boundaries of absinthe ingredients, this tastes very much like a traditional absinthe. Quite nice.

Finish: silky and smooth with lingering dryness and licorice.

Overall: A very enjoyable, traditionally flavored verte. If you get a chance to pick up a bottle, it's certainly worth it. It's understandable why this took Gold at the Absinthiades in 2016.

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