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I really, really want to like this absinthe more - but the weaknesses in the current offering are too great to ignore. This is one of the first absinthe's I've seen in the U.S. which are below the $50 mark. If I remember correctly... I picked this up for ~$38... and for that price... it is okay. There are other brands which sell for $55 and $60 which I'd rate similarly.

In this case - the rum base is quite overpowering. Upon my first glass - this wasn't as noticeable (I do enjoy a good rum!) Having had a good number of glasses now though - it really does become apparent in a powerful way.

The louche is also quite thin. Taking into consideration that this is a 55 - I've tried it with less water but still find things off. Aroma is rummy... flavor is rummy with absinthe botanicals in the background.

Overall - this would probably be a good introductory absinthe and the price is a major point which should not be overlooked by those just starting their journey :)
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
2.5
Reviewed by josephlabrecque July 19, 2013
Last updated: September 13, 2013
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I really, really want to like this absinthe more - but the weaknesses in the current offering are too great to ignore. This is one of the first absinthe's I've seen in the U.S. which are below the $50 mark. If I remember correctly... I picked this up for ~$38... and for that price... it is okay. There are other brands which sell for $55 and $60 which I'd rate similarly.

In this case - the rum base is quite overpowering. Upon my first glass - this wasn't as noticeable (I do enjoy a good rum!) Having had a good number of glasses now though - it really does become apparent in a powerful way.

The louche is also quite thin. Taking into consideration that this is a 55 - I've tried it with less water but still find things off. Aroma is rummy... flavor is rummy with absinthe botanicals in the background.

Overall - this would probably be a good introductory absinthe and the price is a major point which should not be overlooked by those just starting their journey :)

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