Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country United States
  • Region Pennsylvania
  • Distillery Philadelphia
  • Age NAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 60%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • wormwood
  • botanicals
  • sugar
  • mint
  • spicy
  • anise
  • bittersweet
  • coriander

Philadelphia Distilling

Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure (0.5l, 60%)
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If you are a lover of Absinth, you will love Vieux Carre Absinthe Superiore… if you are new to Absinth, it is a great, high-quality introduction to the inspirational Spirit.  
 
Philadelphia Distilling was founded in 2005 in the heart of Philadelphia and they were the first distillery to be licensed in the City of Brotherly Love since the Prohibition era. In fact, when founder Robert Cassell went in to apply for his license, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board officials has to make one up a form on the spot because an official form did not yet exist. Philadelphia Distilling makes a range of products including their famous line of Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 and The Bay Vodka, Vieux Carr’e Absinthe, and Bartram’s Bitters. 
 
Long after the general prohibition of alcohol had thankfully passed into history, Absinth remained a "liquor non-grata" across most of the world. Why? Because it had become the boogie-man of the tyrannical do-gooders… but that is a story for a different time. All that old thinking has been swept away and now there are more than 200 brands of Absinth available just about everywhere. Are you new to Absinth? Think of it as a Gin that is more focused on herbal botanicals (where the color comes from) and has varieties of the Wormwood plant at the core instead of Gin’s juniper-focus. It is also usually bottled at higher ABV, which is why people add water and/or sugar before drinking. 
 
Vieux Carre Absinthe Superiore is a double-macerated and double-distilled Spirit that follows traditional methods and recipes. All that means that they steep the special herbs and spices in the high-test Spirit twice to bring our the natural colors and flavors. If you are a lover of Absinth, you will love Vieux Carre Absinthe Superiore. If you are new to Absinth it is a great, high-quality introduction to this inspirational Spirit historically favored by Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, and Aleister Crowley. 

Smartass Corner:
Vieux Carre’ is French for "old square." It was what the original center of New Orleans was called as the city grew around this city "square." Today, the tourists call this historic and cultural center The French Quarter.
  • Category Absinthe
  • Country United States
  • Region Pennsylvania
  • Distillery Philadelphia
  • Age NAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol 60%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Naturally green and opalescent
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh and minty
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Warming spice and complex herbal notes
 
Finish 
Warm, herbal, complex
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  • herbs
  • wormwood
  • botanicals
  • sugar
  • mint
  • spicy
  • anise
  • bittersweet
  • 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.
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.
By 2016, there were more than 800 micro-distilleries producing craft Gin in the United States, and Philadelphia Distilling is just one of them.
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
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.
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.
By 2016, there were more than 800 micro-distilleries producing craft Gin in the United States, and Philadelphia Distilling is just one of them.
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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