The beloved recipe from Serge Helfrich. After Serge stopped distilling his absinthe, Ton Akveld carried on distilling after Serge’s Recipe. Now, the recipe was passed onto his friend Sjaak Voois – he took over the distillery and will continue to preserve the original recipe.
Colour: This Akveld absinthe shimmers golden and orange, like a withered leaf in the fall.
Aroma before water: fruity, with citrus-y notes – very pleasant and smooth. You notice slightly herbal notes in the background.
Louche: thick, forms quickly
Finish: Good, with an exceptional length. Wormwood and fennel are present, personally I’d like a little more of both. Also, the fruity notes could be a little more intense.
Overall: Although there surely are a few tweaks here and there possible, this is an absinthe of an exceptional quality and originality. A lovely discovery!