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Absinthe Substitutes
Probably the best pastis
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
APPEARANCE:
Very beautiful light amber color with green tint!

LOUCHE:
Louche starts very fast and is too foggy because of high amount of star anise.

Color after water is a little greenish with warm amber highlights, too opaque.

AROMA:
Unique and incredible complex.

FLAVOUR / MOUTH-FEEL:
A little harsh and mouth numbing because of star anise.
Star anise accompanied with huge herb bouquet. Balance is good, star anise is a little bit on a front plan.
FINISH:
Aftertaste is nice, then harsh and then nice again.

OVERALL:
Very unique and incredible complex drink. The only thing I would like to improve is to reduce star anise amount in it to not to be in a front plan. I suppose it would make the drink more balanced, complex and light bodied. But probably it is the best pastis in the whole world.

Strange that this distillery doesn’t make such a good Absinthes, but oil mix such as Absente. They only need to use green anise instead of star anise, use more grand wormwood and fennel in recipe and it will be probably one of the best and intriguing absinthes.

Very lovely appearance. Dark (brown/green) glass bottle with big and nice label. HB letters in glass and natural cork above!
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