Escat is a Spanish Absinthe. It was made for several decades in Barcelona, but production ended in the 1970's. This bottle is from this period. The label and tax seals are in good condition. The filling level is close to the original level, but a small amount of Absinthe vanished/leaked out of the bottle. The alcohol strength is 60% vol. / 120 proof. Unfortunately we have not sampled this Absinthe ourselves, and are not aware of any tasting notes by other Absintheurs. The only tasting note that exists is from the Swedish Absintheur Markus Hartsmar, who once sample a bottle of Absenta Escat from the 1920´s. The recipe is not the same, as this more ancient version still had 68% alc. vol. Nevertheless it can give you a hint, what to expect.
Escat Absinthe Review by Markus Hartsmar:
"A sample of this old Spanish absenta was graciously given to me by my friend XXX. Dating back to around 1920-25 it is not that far from the French ban. It actually does remind a bit of older Pernod Tarragonas but not with that typical Pernod character. However it is a very nice absinthe. The color is lightly feuille morte with a slight touch of green hinting in there somewhere and along with it follows a full and rich aroma that does follow what you would expect from a typical Spanish absenta before the modernisation and clubhoppers came along to make absinthes in all kinds of colors and terrible tastes. Compared to other vintage absentas it's very good and holds a long lasting fruity but anisey taste. Slowly adding water to it presents a nice and thick louche, just as expected from the anise character, and it further enhances the aroma coming out of the glass. Its taste packs a nice wormwood flavour in the back of the mouth which just seems to linger there, not wanting to come out and take over too much. It's just there, somehow.
I think it's needless to say that absinthes of this quality are rare today and I could easily live with drinking this every day - all day. Again, it's hard to find anything more relaxing and soothing than sitting in a summer garden where all is quiet except for some birds singing and just sip on a glass of excellent old and well preserved absinthe."
Original Source: www.absinthe.se
|Country of Origin:||Spain|
|Tasting Notes:||Absinthe has not been sampled yet|