Absente Refined
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  • wormwood
  • anise
  • fresh herbs
  • sweet
  • agave
  • floral
  • grain
  • sugar
  • slightly bitter

Absenthe

Absente Refined (0.75l, 55%)
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The Absinthe that introduced a generation is back once again.
 
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 for thousand 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.
 
OK… this is a SUPER interesting story. The word “Absente” means “absent,” as in not there. The original liqueur was an Absinthe. But when “real” Absinthe was outlawed in the early 20th century due to unfair hysteria over wormwood, they removed it from the recipe and changed the name to Absente… get it? The wormwood was absent. But then the laws changed back and now wormwood is legal again, so they’ve put it back into the recipe. But the brand “Absente” is still cool so they call it Absente Refined — Now With Wormwood.
 
The story alone is worth it, right? But it’s a traditional sweet verte Absinthe in the French style with grande wormwood and anise. For years it was the only one available and introduced a generation. Enjoy!
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Appearance / Color
Pale Green
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is heavy with anise and star anise and fresh herbs.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is immediately sweet and vegetative with note of fennel and anise from start to finish.
 
Finish 
Short, sweet finish with fennel notes.
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  • wormwood
  • anise
  • fresh herbs
  • sweet
  • agave
  • floral
  • grain
  • sugar
  • slightly bitter
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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