Although we already had the pleasure of tasting Absinthe Bizarre at the Fête de l’Absinthe a few weeks ago, we couldn’t wait to do a proper degustation with the team. Here are Antoine’s tasting notes:
Aroma: It’s difficult to grasp which herbs are more dominant than others here, before water is added. A both clean and authentic aroma! After water was added, spicy and citrus-y notes emerge. They interact in a fascinating harmony, and you can easily get carried away by the flavours!
Louche: Slow at the beginning (due to the high level of alcohol), turns into a lovely and thick opaque louche.
Taste: Very smooth. Similar to the aroma, accompanied by a delicate bitterness combined with notes of hay (hysop) and liquorice, adding even more complexity to the taste. Coriander comes forward followed by spicy and citrus-y notes. It could remind of you of the taste of Absinthe Butterfly, yet it’s closer to the taste of a traditional Swiss green absinthe.
Finish: Great length, both bitter and sweet. The taste of liquorice remains gently on your tongue.
Note by Antoine: This tasting was held without adding sugar. Due to the complexity of Absinthe Bizarre, it would definitely be interesting to try it with sugar, which will probably reveal different herbal notes. Once you tasted it, feel free to share your thoughts with us via Facebook!
Absinthe Bizarre by DuVallon
The Cabaret Bizarre is renowned for its extraordinary and freaky cabaret and circus shows. Artists from all over the world come to Basel to show their most colourful and provocative dress.