Absente Absinthe 55
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country France
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 55%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Absente

Absinthe 55 (0.7l, 55%)

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The magic green fairy is back.

Let’s go back to the last decade of the 19th century — the Belle Epoque as they call it. We meet Picasso, Van Gogh, Manet, and Oscar Wilde. They’re either being creative or drunk — hashtag life goals. And what are they drinking? Absinthe, the mysterious Green Fairy, of course.

Distilleries et Domaines in Provence has been making Wines. Liqueurs, and Aperitifs in the town of Forclaquier, France, for over one hundred years. The location is ideal since the Provence region of southern France is home to thousands of hectares of herb, floral, and grain fields across picturesque rolling hills and valleys. The region has inspired artists for centuries. But it is all those herbs and florals that provide the ingredients for their elixirs — of which there are dozens to be had.

Absente 55 is created from an infusion and essence of absinthe herbs, lemon balm and mint Spirits, cane sugar, and alcohol. It clocks in at 55% ABV, so you might want to enjoy this one the traditional way: by pouring water over a sugar cube on a perforated spoon. If you want to go down a more modern path, however, mix it up in cocktails – the possibilities of this unique Spirit are endless.

  • Category Absinthe
  • Country France
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 55%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Green

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Distinctly herbal

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Delicate, sweet, and slightly spicy with herbal flavors and star anise notes.

Finish
Complex and long.

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The nickname, "The Green Fairy," is the English translation of La Fee Verte, the affectionate French nickname given to the popular drink in the 19th century. Though Absinthe is not a hallucinogen, the Green Fairy was representative of the metaphorical concept of the artistic enlightenment and exploration, of poetic inspiration, of a freer state of mind, of new ideas, of a changing social order.
Ready for some weird science? When you add a few drops of water to clear green Absinthe, it turns milky white. Scientists call it the "ouzo effect," whic happens when the unique characteristics of anethole (the essential oil responsible for anise flavor), high-proof ethanol and water are mixed.
Absinthe was actually invented by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. He invented absinthe by distilling wormwood and several other herbs into an alcoholic base. Although this may seem strange in today's modern world of medicine, at the time it was considered a viable remedy for patients with various ailments.
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Character Dogson
The nickname, "The Green Fairy," is the English translation of La Fee Verte, the affectionate French nickname given to the popular drink in the 19th century. Though Absinthe is not a hallucinogen, the Green Fairy was representative of the metaphorical concept of the artistic enlightenment and exploration, of poetic inspiration, of a freer state of mind, of new ideas, of a changing social order.
Ready for some weird science? When you add a few drops of water to clear green Absinthe, it turns milky white. Scientists call it the "ouzo effect," whic happens when the unique characteristics of anethole (the essential oil responsible for anise flavor), high-proof ethanol and water are mixed.
Absinthe was actually invented by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. He invented absinthe by distilling wormwood and several other herbs into an alcoholic base. Although this may seem strange in today's modern world of medicine, at the time it was considered a viable remedy for patients with various ailments.
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