Absinthe Gold68 uses maximum wormwood for the strongest thujon concentration, but skips anise to avoid a dominating licorice taste. Nevertheless Gold68 slightly louches when water is added, due to a well dosed fennel content. Furthermore stimulating citrus notes are present, which give this naturally bitter Absinthe a pleasant body. If you are looking for the perfect, non-licorice Absinthe effect, Gold68 should be your choice. No artificial additives are used and the alcohol level is set at a classic 68%. Therefore, Gold68 is suitable for the Czech and the French Absinthe ritual. If you like Strong68, but want an Absinthe with less licorice, Gold68 is the perfect Absinthe for you!
Premium quality wormwood is used for Absinthe Gold68:
Gold68 is produced in the small French town Fougerolles. In the 19th century, Fougerolles was home of various Absinthe distilleries. And actually until today, the city is known for its premium spirits. Many distilleries look back on a century-long history, including the distillery where Gold68 is produced. It was founded in 1859 and still today the distillery cultivates its own wormwood. Every year in July the wormwood plants are harvested. This means the plants, which now have a height of approx. 2 meter (6.5 feet) are cut by hand and then dry for the next 6 months in a wooden hut. The warm climate in summer, and the cold temperatures in winter, are the perfect conditions to further enhance the quality of the herbs. Overall, this time-intensive and traditional process guarantees premium quality.
Important note in regard of drinking Absinthe Gold68:
We recommend to drink Absinthe Gold68 with at least two sugar cubes. You will see, the wormwood content of this Absinthe makes it bitter and this bitterness is not masked by sweet tasting herbs like anise as Gold68 skips this ingredient to create a non-licorice taste. The louche is also very light, as the louche is normally created by the essential oils of anise. To make it precise, Gold68 is not for the Absintheur, who is looking for a very complex Absinthe. Gold68 is straight forward: Wormwood is what its recipe is primarily about and therefore wormwood is what you will taste and feel! As this Absinthe is anisefree you can also use it for mix drinks, for example Gold68 mixed with Ginger Ale or Tonic Water and a slice of lemon or orange, depending on your preferences.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Tasting Notes:||Naturally golden Absinthe with pleasant citrus notes instead of a dominating licorice taste|
It shipped to the US very timely, before I even expected it to arrive. My first glass of it was just amazing, and everything I hoped for. There was still a hint of that distinct flavor, but it was mild enough to be a pleasing take on the drink. Thanks for offering this great product.