Absinthia Vermut, single mom and founder of woman owned liquor brand Absinthia's Absinthe, followed her dreams and turned her passion for absinthe into the award winning and unique Absinthe Blanche and Absinthe Verte.
Absinthia's Background in Absinthe
Absinthia has loved absinthe since her bootlegging college days, back when the beverage was still illegal. After absinthe was legalized in 2007, "something that Absinthia never expected in her lifetime," she decided to follow her dreams and make a career out of the newfound legality of her favorite drink, despite the obvious challenges of being a single mom and having no business background. Going back to school to get an MBA, Absinthia put her heart and soul, as well as all of her financial assets, into her vision of a new Absinthia Absinthe brand and business. Absinthia had to work harder than many other entrepreneurs, as she was reviving an alcoholic beverage that Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde enjoyed back in the day but was entirely new to the current American alcohol landscape, having been off the market since 1912. In looking for a distiller, Abisnthia had to resort to a gin distillery, where together they distilled absinthe for the first time to great success.
The Final Product
Absinthia's alcoholic products, her farm to glass 55% ABV Absinthe Blanche and Absinthe Verte, are in tall and thin glass bottles as elegant and unique as the drinks themselves. Absinthia's products don't contain gluten, artificial coloring, or sugar, and both the blanche and verte absinthe bottles are made from organic, biodynamic grapes. The wormwood, anise, fennel, and coriander add a unique flavor to the drink, and Absinthia Absinthe is great cocktails as well as neat, with those new to the absinthe scene being able to try out for themselves the Louche Effect present in Absinthia's absinthe.
The Absinthia Absinthe Bottles
The blanche organic absinthe is clear and smooth after distillation, but when water is added to the clear beverage the Louche Effect kicks in and the whole glass will turn a milky white with a bluish tinge. At 55% APV, Absinthia's bottles may need an ice cube or a little diluting in order to properly taste that natural sweetness, anise and licorice, along with the "distinctly bittersweet twist of wormwood, washing back into coriander and cotton candy," but Absinthia Blanche can also be sipped neat, pon the rocks, or in a cocktail.
The Swiss style blanche is a lighter version of absinthe, with its flavors described on Alcohol Professor as "a swirling flavor resembling the taste and feel of cool water after you’ve nursed a peppermint for a few minutes." Absinthia Blanche is smooth, strong, and elegant, with unique flavor combinations not on the market since 1912.
The bottle design as well adds to the blanche's charm; the simple green wormwood design mimicked in a tattoo on Absinthia's arm expresses the elegance and sophistication of the absinthe through it's key ingredient: wormwood.
The Verte includes the same grande wormwood, anise, fennel, and coriander as the blanche, but also "naturally cored golden peridot green with organic herbs including artemisia pontica, lemon balm, and anise hyssop." The Absinthe Verte has the Louche Effect as well, but the Verte turns a milky green when the cold water enters the glass. The Absinthia Verte is naturally sweet as well, but boasts an earthy and grassy flavor.
The elegant dark bottle is tall and thin like the Blanche, but the dark bottle is designed to block the sun from ruining the flavor or color of the absinthe Verte inside. The iconic wormwood design is present on the Absinthia Verte bottle as well, making the blanche and verte a beautiful elegant pair of dark and light absinthe bottles.
Absinthia's Absinthe Awards
Absinthia has won 8 awards for her products, including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 Gold Medal, London Spirits Competition Silver Medal 2019, and SIP awards 2018 Silver Medal.
Absinthia's "knowledge of the history of absinthe is extensive, as is her understanding of the palate of today’s connoisseur of cocktail culture," and it shows in her products. Absinthia absinthe has an air of experience, quality, and trustworthiness about them, creating confidence in hesitant consumers. Quality and trustworthiness doesn’t take away from the magic of absinthe, however, and as Oscar Wilde, known absinthe connoisseur, said, “A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?”
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