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This is probably one of my favorite commercially made absinthes. It's evident from the moment the bottle is opened, all the way to the last drop that this product was made with only the best ingredients and a loving hand.

The color wasn't astounding, but was a very nice light green.

Louching starts slow and builds milky thick. Lots of wondrous oil trails leave you wanting to watch all day. But then you remember...it's there to be drank!

The aroma reminds me of an alpine valley. Very complex, fresh, and crisp. Minty with the sweetness of the anise and hints of fennel in the background. So clean, it's tough not to rush the first taste.

Speaking of taste, lots and lots of stuff going on here. Lots of depth and complexity. Wormwood, anise and fennel all fight a glorious battle to get the most attention, but it all works so well. The only reason this didn't get a 5 for both flavor and finish is because it did have a bit of a burn, but I'm assuming that's due to the lack of aging when I first rated this. By this point, it probably has mellowed considerably.

Overall, if this absinthe was commercially available, I'd be hard pressed to buy anything else.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson July 27, 2007
Last updated: May 13, 2009
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Wish this one was commercially available again

This is probably one of my favorite commercially made absinthes. It's evident from the moment the bottle is opened, all the way to the last drop that this product was made with only the best ingredients and a loving hand.

The color wasn't astounding, but was a very nice light green.

Louching starts slow and builds milky thick. Lots of wondrous oil trails leave you wanting to watch all day. But then you remember...it's there to be drank!

The aroma reminds me of an alpine valley. Very complex, fresh, and crisp. Minty with the sweetness of the anise and hints of fennel in the background. So clean, it's tough not to rush the first taste.

Speaking of taste, lots and lots of stuff going on here. Lots of depth and complexity. Wormwood, anise and fennel all fight a glorious battle to get the most attention, but it all works so well. The only reason this didn't get a 5 for both flavor and finish is because it did have a bit of a burn, but I'm assuming that's due to the lack of aging when I first rated this. By this point, it probably has mellowed considerably.

Overall, if this absinthe was commercially available, I'd be hard pressed to buy anything else.

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