Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits has released Absinthia Barrel Aged Absinthe, an aged version of their award-winning Absinthia Blanche.
“Absinthe has always had a storied reputation – some based in myth and other in fact – but it is a wonderful canvas for innovation,” said Absinthia Vermut, Founder and creator of Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits. “I knew that the time was right to leverage American passion for aged brown spirits into creating a new chapter for Absinthe in the US.”
The Absinthes are crafted in California using vintage Swiss recipes. They are distilled in California in a small batch copper pot still and distilled a second time with organic botanicals such as fresh wormwood (artemesia absinthium), star anise, fennel seed, and coriander seed from Oregon. The Barrel Aged expression is aged for 6 months in 30-gallon American Oak Heavy Charred barrels that previously held distilled neutral spirit for one year.
“I’ve wanted to make a barrel aged Absinthe for some time,” said Vermut. “The months spent maturing in a charred barrel mellows the anise and brings out delicious creamy notes of vanilla and caramel that blend beautifully with the other botanicals. It is deliciously balanced and will be a distinctive addition to modern mixology.”
Bottled at 55% ABV, Absinthia Barrel Aged Absinthe is priced at $44.99 per 375ml bottle.
For more information, head over to Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits’ website.
Last year, the brand released Absinthia Verte, the follow-up to its inaugural and Gold Medal-winning Absinthia Blanche.