Vieux Carre Absinthe Review

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This Absinthe is named after the famed and famous Vieux Carre drink invented in New Orleans.  Absinthe is the key to the Vieux Carre cocktail or at least the Absinthe rinse that gets the cocktail started.  The Vieux Carre Absinthe lives up to its vaunted namesake with its delightful qualities and beautiful bottle.

The Vieux Carre is produced by Philadelphia Distilling where it was the first Absinthe produced on the East Coast of the United States in over 100 years.  Absinthe was banned in the United States in 1912 following the banning of Absinthe in a number of European countries, including France.  France was where Absinthe gained fame as a favorite of the artsy set in Paris.  In 2007, Absinthe was once again allowed in the United States and consumption has soared.

The tasting note for the Vieux Carre Absinthe:

Appearance:  Bright, clear with a medium green color with golden hues and viscous legs.

Aroma:  Clean, unaged, medium plus intensity of a complex aroma of anise, black licorice, fennel, lemon, cardamom, coriander, mint, lemon verbena and orrris.

Palate:  Dry, well integrated with a pronounced intensity of black licorice, anise, fennel and supporting notes of lemon verbena, mint and orris.  Long finish.

Rating:  Very good.  Try in a Vieux Carre.

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