Absinthe Adnams Rouge - 50cl

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Rated 4/5 based on 8 customer reviews
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This is a rare red absinthe, made by a distillery in the UK.    Read the whole description

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Adnams absinthe rouge is produced at the Adnams Copper House distillery in Southwold, UK. The vivid red colour is obtained entirely naturally from hibiscus flowers.

Aroma: Complex, floral and candied with subtle hints of wormwood.

Louche: Slow forming and thick, resulting in a liquid with the colour of parma violets.

Taste: Floral with the hibiscus flowers contributing a unique flavour that sits along side of the wormwood and anise to produce a creamy round and slightly sweet mid-palate and a long finish.

Red or Rouge Absinthes are extremely rare. One historical example exists, Absinthe Rosé Oxygénée by Rosinette, made famous by a publicity poster.

The current batch of Adnams Rouge is produced according to an improved recipe and it has a slightly different color than before (it is not as red as in the video). We would like to thank Simon Broadley-Pedersen for sharing his tasting notes with us:

"The new batch is INSANE!!! Out of the bottle it is a vibrant Provence blush rosé.. No way near as heavy as before.. The anise slightly reduced. The wormwood increased... Balanced perfection! The best flavour ever and the blush rosé makes for a pretty louche which when done, looks like feminine preban... And it tastes equally good. Top scores from me! This rouge is the best rouge going.... It's also far better than any vintage Spanish hibiscus absinthe like Germa or Volart."





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8 review(s)      |      Average score :

By Dark horse

Added on the : 22/02/2017

even though I did not get a dark red color change when water was added I found the show put on quite interesting as it changed to a rather darker yellow color and the product taste was exceptional . and even though this was a strong absinthe I did not find any strong alcoholic bite but a melody of flowery flavor. as this seems to be an artisan product I would not expect uniformity but still a nice surprise

By Traurber

Added on the : 01/12/2016

This was my first red absinthe and I expected a color comparable to that on the video (deep red) but instead I received a light amber colored one. The louche is not that spectacular as on the video. The taste is OK, I like it. But the coloring and louche is disappointing. Maybe something went wrong when coloring.

By SethP

Added on the : 30/11/2016

This is probably the best of the rouges I've had so far. Earlier I've tried Serpis Classic 65 (that I most probably will not buy again) and Awen Nature Rouge.

I think there's something with the reds (about the flavor) that I don't actually appreciate that much, but it's like a novelty (for me) with that red color and that's where I was a bit disappointed with this (Adnams Rouge). The color was actually pretty weak, even in the bottle, and louched it gave an almost "dirty" white when I thought it would become more pink(ish). This was probably just a "batch" thing, but if it had had the stronger colour that I expected it to it would get a four out of five stars rating from me (for a rouge), instead of just three.

The taste was really ok, but as I said above I think I'll (personally) stick to vertes and blanches (mostly) and just occasionally buy another rouge.*

*) There is one more rouge that I really have to try pretty soon though. A brand new Swedish red absinthe, named after (or in co-operation with) a Swedish heavy metal band called Wolf. Just kind of a hint here. ;-)

By Carlo

Added on the : 26/03/2016

A vey good absinthe, better than I expected. The red color is glorious, the louche is thick, changing from red to pink to white as more water is added. Aroma and taste are those of a good absinthe, not exceeding in anise, with a lovely and unobtrusive flowery note of hibiscus. Tasty and well balanced, without rough edges. A little sugar makes it even smoother. It's going to be a permanent guest in my home canteen.

By diana501

Added on the : 18/04/2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this absinthe! A wonderful experience to taste, well balanced, and the louche is lovely. One of my best purchases yet! If you want to try something a little unique I highly recommend the rouge. A little personal note, try this without any sugar first and see how you like it. Enjoy it :)

By Abbisomething 13

Added on the : 27/07/2013

Being that I'm relatively new to the absinthe experience, I must say I was quite surprised and pleased by this offering. The Adnams Rouge is not merely beautiful in the glass. It is delightfully delicate, well balanced and satisfying. This was my first venture away from the many verte's I have enjoyed, and I recommend this to anyone looking for something a bit different.

By Dejv

Added on the : 28/03/2013

This absinthe is a wild card. If you want to taste something you have never before, and still remain in the domain of real absinthes, this is the one. It actually really has a rich flowery flavour, is really smooth and has a nice, full and cloudy white/pink louche which makes ladies happy and tastes also pretty good.

By Mari-AU-1967

Added on the : 30/01/2013

A very pleasant experience.
From deep red in the bottle to a vibrant, jewel like ruby in the glass, a floral, toasted marshmallow scent with the promise of much anise, Adnams Rouge grabs the attention.
The louche is entertaining, with the rolling cloud effect being quite prominant through the ruby red, which then settles into a very pretty, pastel blushing pink.
With a pleasing mouth feel, the friuty, floral notes are well defined and quite delicious. Anise is solidly represented with a mellow wormwood presence leading into a nice finish.
Adnams Rouge will no doubt go on to form the basis of many interesting cocktails. It is certainly worth the effort should it be something a little different, yet still based on tradition you are wanting to enjoy.
I doff my hat to the UK.

N.B. This is personally based on 3 parts water - 1 part Rouge, no sugar.

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