Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
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  • wormwood
  • sugar
  • anise
  • herbs
  • liquorice
  • bitter
  • sweet
  • mint
  • fire

Combier Distillery

Lucid Absinthe Supérieure (0.75l, 62%)
Price $66.99

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The first legal Absinthe in US is also extravagant as hell
 
Absinthe had its share of controversy, but back at the turn of the 18th century, it was all the rage. History has it that one Dr. Pierre Ordinaire created the green potion as an elixir, and it became so popular in Switzerland and France, Happy Hour became known as the Green Hour. People drank so much Absinthe the winemakers came up with a conspiracy theory that resulted in a ban in 1912 that lasted almost a century. In 2007, though, the US government was persuaded by the creator of Lucid that Absinthe is hunky-dory, so Absinthe Superieure became the first legal Absinthe in America.
 
Lucid is all-natural Absinthe distilled with real Grande Wormwood (not a worm, but a wonderful plant) following the ancient pre-ban recipes. Add green anise and sweet fennel to the mix and what you get is a splendid Green Fairy with 124 proof that will take you back to the Belle Epoque of Paris and the cool artists that tried to drown themselves in the fine Spirit. The producer made sure every i was dotted and every t was crossed, and it shows. It really doesn't get more Superieure than this.
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Appearance / Color
Pale olive oil green
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fine aromas of wormwood and anise, balanced and nicely herbal.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Proper Absinthe palate with wormwood, anise and fennel in a lovely balance.
 
Finish
Gentle and dry finish that wraps up the nose and palate.
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  • wormwood
  • sugar
  • anise
  • herbs
  • liquorice
  • bitter
  • sweet
  • mint
  • fire
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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