Absinthe Lucid - 50cl

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Rated 3.5/5 based on 10 customer reviews
$46.50 $93/Liter inc VAT., excl.delivery

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Lucid broke new ground in the USA, being the first absinthe available for almost a century.

T.A. Breaux worked at the Combier Distillery in the Loire Valley, with their Belle Epoque era stills, pure spirit and traditional absinthe plants to make this absinthe with classic flavours.

Lucid is distilled exclusively from natural ingredients, and coloured the way it was done a hundred years ago. The only modern thing about this absinthe is the unique bottle with its striking cat's eyes.
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Jade Liqueurs & Combier, France

1834 :

Jean-Baptiste Combier, 25, opens the Combier-Destre candy store in Saumur together with his brother Claude. Thanks to an alembic installed in the back shop, he distils some liqueurs to fill his candies and chocolates with.

1848 :

J ean-Baptiste buys more alembics and establishes the Combier distillery on the rue Beaurepaire, where it still is located today. This is the starting point of a booming business, Combier now sells its liqueurs all over the world.

1861 :

Jean-Baptiste Combier's son James, only 19 years old, learns the art of distillation before traveling to England, Algeria, Italy, Greece and Egypt, from where he brings new essences and herbs for Combier Liqueurs.

Absinthe distillation at Combier :

Combier owns its own fields of 2 wormwood cultivars, harvested by hand and traditionally dried in an attic. There are 10 alembics from the 19th century in the distilling room, including 8 from Egrot (the famous maker of Pernod Fils alembics at the time).

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10 review(s)      |      Average score :

By Krana

Added on the : 07/09/2019 English

A solid absinthe, potent yet refreshing. One I always find myself returning to.

By j from ala USA

Added on the : 14/09/2012 English

So far this is my favorite. Deep anise flavor. Rich color. The taste is amazing.

By stevorama

Added on the : 11/09/2012 English

A good stepping stone absinthe , proper in form and structure but not one of the really good ones.I think possibly the beet alcohol is maybe inferior and doesn't lend itself to the quality of master distiller TA Breaux's skill level?Just a thought.

By horse-n-around

Added on the : 30/06/2012 English

First time Absinthe experience, not sure what I was expecting although I do like licorice. If this is the norm I won't be trying the elixir again. I found it to be along the likes of a cold medicine for night-time. Might try other flavors in sample bottles as this was a very costly lesson.

By Finn K

Added on the : 20/05/2012 English

I've tried a few absinthes now-- Lucid was one of the first absinthes I tried, and it's the variety still in my refrigerator. I don't drink very often, and I don't drink large amounts when I do indulge in a little alcohol-- yet, the current bottle of Lucid is the 3rd or 4th one I've bought. Maybe I'm "just not experienced enough", but I like Lucid Absinthe.

I normally drink it in conjunction with the traditional ritual-- absinthe spoon, sugar cube, ice water slowly dripped in over the sugar cube on the spoon. Lucid has a nice pale green color to start, louches quite nicely... has (to me anyway) a nice palatable flavor, not too strong, not too light, when the proper mix of water & absinthe is achieved (admittedly, I don't like the drinks too strong, so I'm closer to five parts water than three or four by the time I'm done letting the water drip in). Lucid works quite well for me-- although I may well find better absinthes when I get the chance to do a little more exploring of the different varieties out there, I seriously doubt that I'm going to find myself hating Lucid or thinking it's just crap after tasting more of the other options out there.

By tadlock76

Added on the : 01/04/2012 English

My first absinthe. True to the craft. If you drink the first glass, and like it enough to eventually finish the bottle, you are ready for a higher quality absinthe. This is good for opening up the door, and peeking your interest. But you will leave it behind as your journey continues.

By TreeCutterDoug

Added on the : 28/01/2012 English

I'll admit to being an amateur, but were it not for this bottle, being available in America, I may never had discovered absinthe in the first place.
It is a great starter, especially being the first available in 100ys!
I'm pretty well fascinated at this point, having tried a half dozen different absinthes, and looking forward to tripling that number with my recent purchase. Mabey I'm still rather clueless, but I find the Lucid to be incredibly enjoyable. Very herbaceous, with a room-filling scent, a fun and attractive louche and a very good initiation to a wormwood sensation.
Mabey my opinion will change after finishing off the sample sets I have coming. But I can see myself keeping a bottle of this on hand for introductions and casual evenings.
Really, the best place to start. Atleast on this side of the pond.

By festeban111

Added on the : 17/10/2011 English

Too commercial, it does not fills my expectations... it is just another absinthe in the market, I would not recommend it. Anyway, most of people love it.

By festeban111

Added on the : 16/08/2011 English

I do now know why people are so fascinated with 'Lucid'.... I just found it soooooooo comercial, the taste was not good enough (considering the price) I would not recommend it, anyway it's a good starting point for amateurs.

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