Absinthe La Faucille is one of four organic absinthes produced at the Aymonier Distillery in France. This absinthe has a very light green color because the distillers macerate it only for a very short period of time. A real absinthe made only 10km away from Pontarlier, historically the most important location for absinthe production. The Aymonier distillery has the perfect location for both growing their own herbs at an ideal altitude, and collaborating with distillers from the area that have been making absinthe for many, many decades.
Color: Absinthe La Faucille has a very light green tint. This is due to the short coloration process after the distillation.
Aroma before water: You can already feel how well made this absinthe is. Wormwood is the dominant herb here.
Louche: La Faucille louches slowly, and doesn‘t turn completely opaque. Make sure to adjust your drip to as slowly as possible to get a louche at all.
Aroma after adding water: There is a light freshness here, very pleasant.
Taste: La Faucille is refreshing and very pleasant. Wormwood is still the most dominant herb followed by a nice balance of the remaining plants. This absinthe contains little aniseed, very much unlike other vertes.
Finish: La Faucille lingers for a while. Very nice.
Conclusion: This is the best absinthe you want to enjoy during hot temperatures! It is easy to drink, not too complex and overall just refreshing. Ideal for absintheurs who are looking for vertes low on aniseed.
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Read Miriam’s Tasting Notes on Absinthe La Perchée by the same distillery here.