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From the distiller's website:

In 1988, a directive from the European Council lay down the content to be respected regarding the differents products which are used in the making of food products. The thuyone content to be respected is 10 mg/kg for alcoholic beverages titrating more than 25 % proof in volume and 35 mg/kg for specific alcoholic beverages. Moreover, the 1915 decree prohibiting absinthe is still in force, that’s why none of the current producer of “absinthe” use the word absinthe.

The sale denomination of this beverage will have to obey the imposed rules. The use of the term “absinthe” is likely to create a confusion on the nature of the marketed product with the prohibited beverage resulting from the big wormwood (absinthe), so, it is advisable not to refer to the word “absinthe” but only to the extracts or bases of the wormwood plant.

The products manufactured this way are wormwood plants-based spirits. Moreover, the word absinthe must be written in the same font than “ .. –based spirits” to avoid any fraud towards the consumer.

That’s why we have decided to name our spirit with the brand « ABISINTHE » ®.

 

 

Editor reviews

Overall, a decent absinthe. One that can be used to introduce people to absinthe as a basic brand.



The color is clear and natural, but not really green. More of a hay/straw color. No visible sediment.



The louche seems a bit unnaturally slow, really only starting after close to a full measure of water is added. It does show as very thick and oily after that point.



The aroma is average before water, but the boquet definitely opens up after louching. A bit medicinal, with wormwood and anise.



The taste is decent but unremarkable, but tends to burn a bit on the way down. A tad too astringent.



Overall, nothing bad, but nothing great. A decent beginner's absinthe.
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3.2
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3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson June 24, 2007
Last updated: September 13, 2008
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It's OK. Not great, but not bad.

Overall, a decent absinthe. One that can be used to introduce people to absinthe as a basic brand.



The color is clear and natural, but not really green. More of a hay/straw color. No visible sediment.



The louche seems a bit unnaturally slow, really only starting after close to a full measure of water is added. It does show as very thick and oily after that point.



The aroma is average before water, but the boquet definitely opens up after louching. A bit medicinal, with wormwood and anise.



The taste is decent but unremarkable, but tends to burn a bit on the way down. A tad too astringent.



Overall, nothing bad, but nothing great. A decent beginner's absinthe.

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One of the most undercoloured absinthes I have ever seen. A total letdown.

On the other hand, the louche is spectacular and pleasant to look at. Because of skrewed colouration, the colour of a louched absinthe is very grim, unpleasant, whitened Payne's grey.

Aroma is resinous if that is the right word, whereas the flavour builds upon bitterness and lightness the same time, taste is, in fact, a great mystery whether to be that wrong or just that not bad, to put it simply.

Bitterness is too long lingering on the palate, whilst the rest of the herbs seem to be limited somehow.
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by absinthist July 21, 2011
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Once a great maker, now a failure

One of the most undercoloured absinthes I have ever seen. A total letdown.

On the other hand, the louche is spectacular and pleasant to look at. Because of skrewed colouration, the colour of a louched absinthe is very grim, unpleasant, whitened Payne's grey.

Aroma is resinous if that is the right word, whereas the flavour builds upon bitterness and lightness the same time, taste is, in fact, a great mystery whether to be that wrong or just that not bad, to put it simply.

Bitterness is too long lingering on the palate, whilst the rest of the herbs seem to be limited somehow.

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