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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Letherbee Charred Oak Absinthe Bruin

Letherbee Charred Oak Absinthe Bruin

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Letherbee’s Barrel-Aged Absinthe draws its caramel hue from a six-month stint in new, full-sized, charred, American oak casks. A straightforward white absinthe recipe bottled at 126 proof,

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Appearance: light golden brown. Inviting. No visible sediment.

Louche: Very nice louche. The barrel aging lends a peachy hue to the fully louched glass.

Aroma: Nice anise aroma balanced out with the mintiness of wormwood. Hints of caramel and vanilla from the barrel. Quite intriguing.

Flavor: Slight bitterness from the wormwood, and nice undertones from the anise. Hints of barrel tannins and caramel. Enjoyable, but very light flavors. Could use a bit more 'punch'.

Finish: A bit thin and insipid at 3:1. Thicker but a bit hot at 2.5:1. Good flavor, but it recedes quickly.

Overall: a solid effort. You can tell they care about their products. It's an enjoyable tipple, but every time I took a sip, it left me wanting to add more absinthe back into the glass to strengthen the flavor. It just seems a tad bit watered down. But overall, there is nothing that is off-putting or offensive. I'd just like a fuller flavor and creamier mouthfeel.
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson December 03, 2015
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Interesting, but I'd like more herbaciousness

Appearance: light golden brown. Inviting. No visible sediment.

Louche: Very nice louche. The barrel aging lends a peachy hue to the fully louched glass.

Aroma: Nice anise aroma balanced out with the mintiness of wormwood. Hints of caramel and vanilla from the barrel. Quite intriguing.

Flavor: Slight bitterness from the wormwood, and nice undertones from the anise. Hints of barrel tannins and caramel. Enjoyable, but very light flavors. Could use a bit more 'punch'.

Finish: A bit thin and insipid at 3:1. Thicker but a bit hot at 2.5:1. Good flavor, but it recedes quickly.

Overall: a solid effort. You can tell they care about their products. It's an enjoyable tipple, but every time I took a sip, it left me wanting to add more absinthe back into the glass to strengthen the flavor. It just seems a tad bit watered down. But overall, there is nothing that is off-putting or offensive. I'd just like a fuller flavor and creamier mouthfeel.

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