January 3, 2006

Jade Liqueurs Absinthe Arrives For Review

Back in October, we told you about Ted Breaux, the mad scientist absinthe man who has reverse engineered pre-ban absinthe in an attempt to bring it back to its former glory. Today, we found that some little green fairies had dropped of a package for us, containing bottles of Breaux's Verte Suisse 65 and Nouvelle Orleans absinthe products. So far, we love 2006. We'll be reviewing both bottles as soon as we can, and we'll try to abstain from cutting off our ear like Van Gogh or dying in a gutter like Poe, but we can't make any promises. See below for snippets about each product from the Jade Liqueur site, BestAbsinthe.com.

Nouvelle Orleans Absinthe
Nouvelle Orleans AbsintheAbsinthe Nouvelle-Orléans represents the inspired work of native New Orleanian T. A. Breaux, and its heritage is rooted in the original New Orleans absinthes that made the Sazerac cocktail and absinthe frappe famous. Its unique distillation of stimulating herbes toniques is just what the Belle Époque apothecaries prescribed for various subtropical ailments. With its light, refreshing mouthfeel to its delectable floral finish, who would believe it was a "medicine"? Absinthe Nouvelle-Orléans presents the connoisseur with a unique perfume and texture that disappeared along with the artisanal marques almost a century ago. We invite you to see why we truly consider Absinthe Nouvelle-Orléans to be "l'Esprit du Vieux Carre".

Verte Suisse 65 Absinthe
Verte Suisse AbsintheJade Verte Suisse 65 is an absolutely accurate recreation of the original C. F. Berger 65 absinthe verte, and is identical to the fine original down to incredibly minute details. Our Verte Suisse 65 is crafted entirely by hand using select botanicals from original sources, and is carefully distilled in absinthe alembics that were obtained directly from Pernod Fils in the early 20th century. This absinthe delivers an experience characteristic of the best Swiss style absinthes. Upon tasting our Verte Suisse 65, the connoisseur will be pleasantly stimulated with the way it quickly asserts its refined fortitude with a bold fragrant scent, full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel, and distinct herbal notes that linger on the palate.

New Orleans is rebuilding itself right now, and we're glad to hear that Mr. Breaux is doing his part to rebuild little parts of its history. Plus, considering the fact that we used to drink absinthe mixed with Red Bull and vodka (sorry, Ted), we're excited to do a real, honest-to-goodness tasting. We'll start working on them as soon as our New Year's hangover subsides.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 3, 2006 7:20 PM
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