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.
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.