Grande Absente
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  • anise
  • wormwood
  • sugar
  • mint
  • herbs
  • lemon peel
  • botanicals
  • biscuit
  • coriander

Grande Absente

(0.75l, 69%)
Price $72.98

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Character Goatson
Feast like it’s 1899!
 
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.
 
To bring back that era of debauchery and genius, one of the oldest traditional recipes for Absinthe was unearthed in Southern France, and a potent potion of Grande Absente was created. It’s also handcrafted like we’re in the 1890s. A distillery called Distilleries et Domaines in Provence makes sure only the best botanicals are used, and they put a proper devil in it: Grande Absente is 138 proof and has more than 35 mg of Thujone per liter. Be sure to enjoy this emerald demon responsibly.
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Appearance / Color
Clear green
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dominating aroma of Absinthe Verte with its unmistakable hints of camphor and menthol, followed by fresh anise and spiciness.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A wonderful blitzkrieg of Absinthe power, followed by a fresh march of spices.
 
Finish
Lingering finish with spicy outro.
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  • anise
  • wormwood
  • sugar
  • mint
  • herbs
  • lemon peel
  • botanicals
  • biscuit
  • coriander
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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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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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