Reviews written by shady2001

5 results - showing 1 - 5
 
 
Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by shady2001     March 19, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5

The True Heir to Pernod Fils

PF 1901, 2013 Bottling I had great expectations for the 1901 even before tasting it, but suffice to say that they were well and truly vindicated: It is truly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by shady2001     March 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.5

A Whimsical Delight

I was pleasantly surprised by Angelique, especially after reading other opinions on this singular green offering from the distiller of Clandestine (my favourite blanche/bleue). I was expecting a detonation of...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by shady2001     February 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.5

An objective assessment...

It's not absinthe, and priced way below absinthe. Perhaps a better comparison would be with other faux absinthes, particularly of the czech variety, when you want something else for a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by shady2001     February 09, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5

General tasting notes concerning Edouard cf. 1901

Since there already is a wealth of information about this highly regarded product, I thought it more useful to highlight the distinct qualities of the Edouard in relation to its...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by shady2001     February 06, 2014
Last updated: February 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
0.5
Appearance 
 
0.5
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
0.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
0.5
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
0.5

What did Australia do to deserve this?

This is Australia's most visible 'absinth', sold in most bottle shops and heavily promoted in bars. I have no idea how to even begin describing this drink, which, by the...

5 results - showing 1 - 5
 
 
Powered by JReviews

A Classic Cocktail

Savoy Hotel Special Cocktail* (No. 1)

1 dash absinthe
2 dashes grenadine
1/3 French vermouth
2/3 dry gin
 

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel on top.

* Peter ninth Earl of Savoy, brought to England, as his wards, eighty-three of the most wealthy and beautiful girls in France. He then married them to the most powerful nobles in England. That is why he wore armour.

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Wormwood Society Gear

Available in our CafePress store with white or full color seal on a range of colored shirts. Mens, womens, hoodies & more.

Absinthe Tasting Journal

front cover th
The WS Absinthe Tasting Journal

With room for over 200 tastings, provides novices and experts with a primer in absinthe history and facts, as well as instructions on how to conduct scorings and blind tastings.

Real-Time Global Visitors