The first (and, perhaps, only) American absinthe on the market, St. George Absinthe is arguably the best absinthe going today. If you can find it (and afford it), you’ll want to snap it up.
First off, it’s greener than Lucid and far more powerful in flavor. While the nose is equally anise and room-filling, on the tongue it pops with a variety of herbal and some fruit flavors. Lemon peel is apparent as is pepper. Lots of green and grassy herbs — maybe rosemary? it’s hard to tell — which work well with the fruit and spice and, of course, the anise. The flavors work well together, and the spirit is very balanced on the whole. St. George is easy to drink without being simplistic and watery.
At 120 proof, St. George immediately hits the head, and if you’re going to see the green fairy after any absinthe out there, I suspect it will be with this one. It’s hard to find, but I’m sure true absinthaholics will appreciate the results of their chase.
A- / $78 / stgeorgespirits.com
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