Well damn. This is my first time trying Absinthe. I don't like licorice flavor. But for 68% alcohol... This is the best drink ever. Especially when you prepare it the correct way with the sugar cube and ice water. I am a huge fan.
I really dig this. It was my first foray into absinthe. A friend got it from here and I had a small taste and was hooked. To the ones saying it is too sweet to add a sugar cube should read the bottle. They recommend just cold water no sugar. From the taste it is already there. I am now just trying to perfect a local bartenders drink which uses a small bit of absinthe in it. I have had it w/ cold water and cold soda water. I prefer the soda water for the carbonation.
This is my go to absinthe. I've tried at least half a dozen so far and this is the one for me. I prefer the strong, clean flavor of this over some of the others. I was very happy when this one became available for purchase instead of sitting on my wish list.
I suppose this is nice if you like such a heavy blast of mystique (and anise).
The bitterness of the wormwood comes thru initially on the tip of your tongue, followed by an almost cloying sweetness of anise. I can’t imagine pouring this over a sugar cube. I can’t say I’m a fan of the legendary drink, but it is interesting experience.
Thoroughly disappointed. I thought i would enjoy absinthe. But one taste made me gag. Then i tried it with the water and sugar. Couldn't get past the first sip.
My mom and her friends enjoy absinthe, so, at least it was enjoyed.
Best absinthe in my opinion. Floral forward with anise and light tannin on the finish. I find best if left to age up to 7 years. I forgot about a bottle only to find it had matured into something else. Less floral at the beginning with hints of almond and appercot then fennel and a softened anise. Very smooth while still preserving it's bite.
Before ordering, ask your self "Do I love Absinthe, or am I merely a lost tourist". If you are the latter, you may wish to give this one a pass. No, the whole hallucination bit is way overblown, don't expect it. And you probably won't make out with your own sister in an east European nightclub, either, unless you're already into that, then, well, you need therapy, not a drink.
Beware, this red fairy has a bite that can make a sane boy slap his momma. Of course, the licorice flavor absinthe addicts (like yours truly, gentle reader) live for, but then magic happens, magic ! Hibsiscus surrounds the senses and slowly the delicate flavor, although surprising in its intensity, of orange blossoms happens. Amazing shift in primary, secondary and tertiary notes. For a taster, this is an E ticket ride in old Disney land, well worth the long line to get in. Distinguishing notes is going to take a few sips, maybe a second glass, whatever floats your Pinta, Chris.
Okay, drinking it right. Such a lovely Orange Amber louche, pearl orange you may call it. The aroma drifts around you (I should shut off that ceiling fan but even that cannot defeat the florals) I would wear this as perfume, were it not a sin to waste such a wonderful drink on such base uses.
If you love absinthe, and feel a little "Anthony Bourdain" in your search for something out of The ordinary, here it is. Worth every single penny and then some.
My new absolute favorite Absinthe. Mixed traditionally - with a touch of sugar and water over ice, it delivers the flavor I'm looking for in absinthe. I'm going to try mixing it with other things like Champagne for good measure, but I've never had a better Absinthe... Though I'll admit I've only had six or seven other brands.
Based on the description and all the positive reviews, I was expecting a superb spirit, but after tasting it myself and retasting, I find myself at a loss. The licorice flavor is too strong, giving it a jagermeister-esque flavor profile. I added water to enhance the flavor, which resulted in a cool chemical reaction and a subdued licorice flavor. However, it still wasn't to my liking.
This is my first Absinthe and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Big licorice up front with a long finish sweet at first with floral and licorice becoming the predominate flavor. Definitely will be adding to the home bar.
is a very good concentrated herbal aperitif / cordial made without presweetening or artificial flavorings, vermouth & herbs create complexity, demanding dilution, releasing uninviting aromas & an intense finish. Great for complex cocktails in which herbal dominance is required.
I enjoyed this absinthe very much. No sugar needed. Very potent, used about a 2:3 water/spirit ratio. Simply blissful. Bright milky color. One of the better absinthes I've had the pleasure to experience.