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Corsair Red Absinthe

Corsair Red Absinthe

Size: 0,75 l
(56.0% ABV)
$62.99
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  • BrandCorsair
  • CategoryAbsinthe
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryCorsair
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol56.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A unique perception of what an Absinthe should be.

Andrew Webber and Darek Bell own and run the Corsair Artisan Distillery located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Friends since childhood, Adrew and Darek began as beer brewers out of their garage and later hit a snag while working on a prototype bio-diesel plant. Soon after they opened up Corsair, a distillery dedicated to producing exquisite small-batch spirits, and relentless experimentation, they realized that producing Whiskey would be a lot more fun.

The Corsair Red Absinthe has a truly unique perception of what an Absinthe should be. Bringing together traditional production methods with unorthodox ingredients like citrus, tarragon and red Hibiscus flowers makes this Absinthe really offbeat and something you have to get your hands on. Looks like the Green Fairy can be Red also!?

Flavor Spiral TM
  • hibiscus hibiscus
  • floral floral
  • wormwood wormwood
  • citrus citrus
  • bitter bitter
  • dry dry
  • pepper pepper
  • beer beer
  • anise anise
Appearance / Color
Cream red.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
A balanced aroma of hibiscus, wormwood and slightly floral scents.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky mouthfeel of dry, peppery and floral palate.
 
Finish 
A dry, bitter long lasting sensation.
 

About

A unique perception of what an Absinthe should be.

Andrew Webber and Darek Bell own and run the Corsair Artisan Distillery located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Friends since childhood, Adrew and Darek began as beer brewers out of their garage and later hit a snag while working on a prototype bio-diesel plant. Soon after they opened up Corsair, a distillery dedicated to producing exquisite small-batch spirits, and relentless experimentation, they realized that producing Whiskey would be a lot more fun.

The Corsair Red Absinthe has a truly unique perception of what an Absinthe should be. Bringing together traditional production methods with unorthodox ingredients like citrus, tarragon and red Hibiscus flowers makes this Absinthe really offbeat and something you have to get your hands on. Looks like the Green Fairy can be Red also!?

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  • BrandCorsair
  • CategoryAbsinthe
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryCorsair
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Absinthe
  • Alcohol56.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • hibiscus hibiscus
  • floral floral
  • wormwood wormwood
  • citrus citrus
  • bitter bitter
  • dry dry
  • pepper pepper
  • beer beer
  • anise anise
Appearance / Color
Cream red.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
A balanced aroma of hibiscus, wormwood and slightly floral scents.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky mouthfeel of dry, peppery and floral palate.
 
Finish 
A dry, bitter long lasting sensation.
 

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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J
Jack
Absinthe is an... acquired tas...

Absinthe is an... acquired taste. Yes, even more so than heavily-peated Islay scotch. If you love the flavor of Anisette, you'll enjoy this.

I had the pleasure of visiting their tasting room at the Marathon Building in Nashville and trying a bit of this - my first venture into the world that is absinthe. It intrigued me enough to buy a bottle, as well as purchase two other brands for comparison, but it's not something I drink often.

I do share it with friends and most of them enjoyed it as well, so it's a good conversation starter about various spirits and all the rituals involved in drinking said spirits.

Absinthe is usually around 112 to 120 proof, so it is something you mix gradually with 3 to 5 parts chilled water and a sugar cube( as a part of the 'ritual' where you watch it change from the red to a cloudy white). I prefer the demerara sugar cubes (if you can find them) because they add more flavor and depth than the refined white.

According to what I've read, Absinthe became the 'drink of choice' in France after their vineyards were devastated by a blight and they had to turn to the California vineyards for plants to replace their centuries-old ones.

This caused a wine shortage and a huge hike in prices, so the poorer folk - like the young artist, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec - had to drink Absinthe instead. The minute amount of wormwood is used for flavoring and there isn't enough to 'cause hallucinations' as is rumored. More likely it was because the drink was stronger than cheap wines that the masses drank in excess rather than any psychedelic properties. It is also said that this rumor was started by the French Wine Industry in order to win back it's market share.

The trouble with absinthe is that the anise flavor remains on my palate and taste buds for days afterwards (or so it seems), and I have to turn to my heavily-peated scotch to wipe it out! I know... you feel sooooo sorry for me! LOL

Again, not an 'every day drink' but good for gatherings of close friends that want to expand their spirit horizons and try something they normally wouldn't buy. I've made a half-dozen converts to this spirit over the past year.

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Victoria
I'm an Absinthe novice only ha...

I'm an Absinthe novice only having tried a few, but I really enjoyed this one. It had less bite than I expected compared to others that I've drank. If you are new to Absinthe definitely give this one a try.

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Misty
This is a very tasty classic a...

This is a very tasty classic absinthe even though it is red in color. It's not too herbal and is great over ice or mixed.

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Spencer
Absolutely Fantastic!

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

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