Absente is the first (and for over a decade was the only) legal absinthe containing thujone in the USA. Handcrafted in the French Alps, Absente is made by following one of the oldest recipes dating back to the 19th century, as well as by using the highest quality artisanal distillation methods and ingredients, including the infamous botanical wormwood (or artemisia absinthium), the key ingredient of the authentic absinthe recipe.
Added to wormwood are other 8 botanicals, such as mugwort, anise, peppermint, and lemon balm, just to name a few. The result is a very aromatic and intense taste, with a dominance of herbs and a spicy and bitter finish. The ingredients are steeped and/or distilled and they are prepared in advance to be then mixed at the time of production. This step allows the distillery to control the thujone content of all the products.
The finished Absente is checked, tasted, filtered, and then bottled. In spite of its bitterness, Absente is relatively easy to the palate, thanks to the perfect balance of Wormwood, anise, mint, and spices, which gives a sweet, fresh, and slightly spiced taste. Absente, Absinthe refined at 110 proof, is delightful in so many ways. It can be enjoyed mixed with water, with the classic sugar and water mixture with a slotted spoon. Absente is also perfect on the rocks or with crushed ice in aromatic cocktails (Mojito, Tonic…)
|Taste||Anise, Minty and Spices|
|Special Ingredients||Absinthe, Lemon Balm and Mint|