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Absinthe Dripper See-Saw

By aNovice, Added on the : 17/01/2019

Very fun, could be better aligned. I had to tweak the bends/angles of the mounting wires to get the see-saw dripper to teater and drip evenly

Carafe for Absinthe, Vintage Reproduction

By aNovice, Added on the : 17/01/2019

Beautiful, nearly perfect, maybe I am impatient, but the depression depth, and angle to the opening flare could be different, i.e., the perfection in angle required to drip, but not gush over the opening was a bit too demanding. Even on the 1st pour

Absinthe Gustave - barrel-aged

By aNovice, Added on the : 17/01/2019

Notes from a novice.
I have just started trying to learn about Absinthe
The method is straight forward:
Ice water in/over ice, dripped over 1 cube to no cubes of sugar, slowly to appreciate the precipitation of dissolved herbal essences.
Watch, and smell. Slower is better.
Ratios: 1:3-5

I had tried, so far ...
Absinthe Roquette 1797
Absinthe La Clandestine
Absinthe Gustave
Absinthe Vieux Pontarlier

I do not understand Wormwood yet, but I know Anise, and Fennel.
Wormwood seems to be the slightly bitter note, that provides the foundation for the Anise, Fennel and other herbs.

All of the above Absinthes are well balanced, complex, with different balances of bitter to herb flavor/sweetness.

But this is a review of Absinthe Gustave.
Gustave seemed to be more of an Amber, than a Verte, which it is.
Maybe the barrel aging added the amber/light browns to the louche.

What struck me, what I appreciated the most, was the mouth feel, the thickness/creaminess after louching.
Very enjoyable, I will return to this in the future after I try the Jades, and the Amer

Absinthe Gustave - barrel-aged

By Geoffrey du Luc, Added on the : 16/01/2019

Everything one should expect with a fine absinthe, with warm herbal notes, perfect for sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter's day .


Absinthe Jade Terminus Oxygenee

By Geoffrey du Luc, Added on the : 16/01/2019

One of the smoothest, richest absinthe. Everything one should expect from a connoisseur of fine absinthe!