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Absente Refined

Absente Refined

Size: 0,75 l
(55.0% ABV)
$47.99
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  • BrandAbsenthe
  • CategoryAbsinthe
  • CountryFrance
  • DistilleryDistilleries et Domaines
  • Style Wormwood Absinthe
  • Alcohol55.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

The Absinthe that introduced a generation is back once again.

Distilleries et Domaines in Provence has been making Wines. Liqueurs, and Aperitifs in the town of Forclaquier, France, for over one hundred years. The location is ideal since the Provence region of southern France is home for thousand of hectares of herb, floral, and grain fields across picturesque rolling hills and valleys. The region has inspired artists for centuries. But it is all those herbs and florals that provide the ingredients for their elixirs — of which there are dozens to be had.

OK… this is a SUPER interesting story. The word “Absente” means “absent,” as in not there. The original liqueur was an Absinthe. But when “real” Absinthe was outlawed in the early 20th century due to unfair hysteria over wormwood, they removed it from the recipe and changed the name to Absente… get it? The wormwood was absent. But then the laws changed back and now wormwood is legal again, so they’ve put it back into the recipe. But the brand “Absente” is still cool so they call it Absente Refined — Now With Wormwood.

The story alone is worth it, right? But it’s a traditional sweet verte Absinthe in the French style with grande wormwood and anise. For years it was the only one available and introduced a generation. Enjoy!

Flavor Spiral TM
  • wormwood wormwood
  • anise anise
  • fresh herbs fresh herbs
  • sweet sweet
  • agave agave
  • floral floral
  • grain grain
  • sugar sugar
  • slightly bitter slightly bitter
Appearance / Color
Pale Green
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is heavy with anise and star anise and fresh herbs.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is immediately sweet and vegetative with note of fennel and anise from start to finish.
 
Finish 
Short, sweet finish with fennel notes.

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The Absinthe that introduced a generation is back once again.

Distilleries et Domaines in Provence has been making Wines. Liqueurs, and Aperitifs in the town of Forclaquier, France, for over one hundred years. The location is ideal since the Provence region of southern France is home for thousand of hectares of herb, floral, and grain fields across picturesque rolling hills and valleys. The region has inspired artists for centuries. But it is all those herbs and florals that provide the ingredients for their elixirs — of which there are dozens to be had.

OK… this is a SUPER interesting story. The word “Absente” means “absent,” as in not there. The original liqueur was an Absinthe. But when “real” Absinthe was outlawed in the early 20th century due to unfair hysteria over wormwood, they removed it from the recipe and changed the name to Absente… get it? The wormwood was absent. But then the laws changed back and now wormwood is legal again, so they’ve put it back into the recipe. But the brand “Absente” is still cool so they call it Absente Refined — Now With Wormwood.

The story alone is worth it, right? But it’s a traditional sweet verte Absinthe in the French style with grande wormwood and anise. For years it was the only one available and introduced a generation. Enjoy!
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  • BrandAbsenthe
  • CategoryAbsinthe
  • CountryFrance
  • DistilleryDistilleries et Domaines
  • Style Wormwood Absinthe
  • Alcohol55.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • wormwood wormwood
  • anise anise
  • fresh herbs fresh herbs
  • sweet sweet
  • agave agave
  • floral floral
  • grain grain
  • sugar sugar
  • slightly bitter slightly bitter
Appearance / Color
Pale Green
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is heavy with anise and star anise and fresh herbs.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is immediately sweet and vegetative with note of fennel and anise from start to finish.
 
Finish 
Short, sweet finish with fennel notes.

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Pretty Darn Good!

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Absolutely Fantastic!

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Alain
Very smooth, distinct licorice...

Very smooth, distinct licorice taste. No mixing needed

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Billus
Pretty Darn Good!

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