Reviews written by Rory Murphy

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     September 28, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Really Good

Color: Perfectly clear Louche: Correct and attractive. Rather quick. Cloudy grey white Aroma: Anise, pepper and pine. Deep, dark and earthy with...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     August 31, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
2.0

A Little Better than the Worse

Color: Vibrant lime green, yellowy. Looks like lime cordial. Doesn't look natural Louche: Starts with a whirlwind of nice trails but then it just gets...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     April 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.0

A Refreshing Absenta

Reviewed without sugar at about 3-4:1 Color: Translucent. Vibrant lime green with tinges of yellow. Looks natural Louche: Nice trails and billowing. Vibrant green meniscus...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     April 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

One of the Best

I usually drink this around 3/4:1, no sugar. I first tried this before it was legal, when it was sold by Betty. Betty's La Bleue's. I now...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     February 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Cinnamon!

The most noticeable difference of the 2012 release is the addition of Cinnamon Bark. Here are some notes from the distiller about this 2012 release: Taboo Gold is produced...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     February 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0

1st Relase (2009-2011)

Take note that this is the first release of Taboo Gold. After 2011 it was unavailable for a bit then around 2012 a new batch came out that was quite...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     May 29, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Blühend instead of Bloodletting

Color: Deep brilliant green. Clear. Hints of yellow. Bright and natural Louche: Louched by a thin stream from a glass dripper full of cracked ice....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     April 08, 2011
Last updated: June 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
5.0

O ya Canada

Color: Bright emerald green, I mean very bright and very emerald. Seems to have been tweaked since the last time I purchased a bottle. It's perfectly clear. Although...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     March 22, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Better in the summer

Color: Nice dark olivey green. Perfectly clear and natural looking. Louche: Louche came on very fast but was thick and dense. Amber and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Rory Murphy     March 13, 2011
Last updated: October 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Holysinthe!

Color: Pale but very bright emerald green. Natural and clear. Louche: Beautiful trails, nice billowing clouds. Good separation line at the top. More thin than...

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Brazilian Sangria

Prepare a mix of fresh seasonal fruit such as strawberry, lime, orange, kiwi and passionfruit.

¼ oz Lucid Absinthe
1 ¼ oz cachaca
½ oz Spanish brandy
½ oz orange liquor
1 oz red wine
Mixed fruits

In a cocktail shaker, thoroughly muddle the fruit with Lucid, cachaca, brandy, and orange liquor. Pour into wine glass. Float red wine on top of cocktail. Stir and enjoy.

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