La Muse Verte Absinthe
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country France
  • Distillery Artez
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 68%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • anise
  • wormwood
  • herbs
  • spicy
  • olive
  • sugar
  • liquorice
  • bitter
  • lemon

La Muse

Verte Absinthe (0.75l, 68%)
Price $72.99

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La Muse Verte makes an inspiring presentation in the glass and on the tongue.

The Artez Distillery sits in the heart of the Gascony region — a largely agricultural area on the northwest coast of France, bordering Spain on one side and the Cognac region on the other. They have produced Armagnacs at Artez for generations and still produce a wide range of similar spirits under the Artez label. When they discovered that the excess Eau de Vie left over from the Armagnac production was ideally suited to the creation of other premium spirits, they soon expanded their offerings across a broad assortment of specialty infused and aged spirits.

“La Muse Verte” translates literally and figuratively to “the green inspiration.” Isn’t that just about the coolest name for Absinthe ever? Several years ago the Artez Distillery acquired the classic La Muse Verte brand and formulation from the Berneau Family that had produced it in the 1800s. It’s hard to over-use the word “classic” when describing it. Like all green Absinthes, the herbs — in this case wormwood, star anise, and fennel — are macerated and infused after distillation allowing the natural green color to remain. It makes an inspiring presentation in the glass and on the tongue.

Smartass Corner: Many Absinthes demonstrate the “Louche Effect” (sometimes called the “ouzo effect”). Common in quality anise-flavored liquors, if cold water is added to a clear liquor containing anise, the liquid will immediately turn milky in the glass as the hydrophobic essential oils emulsify.
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country France
  • Distillery Artez
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 68%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Olive green

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Anise and florals

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex, with more anise, fennel, and wormwood with a wonderful mouth-feel

Finish
Balanced and spicy
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  • anise
  • wormwood
  • herbs
  • spicy
  • olive
  • sugar
  • liquorice
  • bitter
  • lemon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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