Review #1538 – Violet Crown Spirits Emerald Absinthe

The Schtick: Quite famously the first Absinthe to be made and sold in Texas, Emerald is made in 55 gal batches, using a grape spirit base and 13 herbs. Super pumped for this one, I apologize it’s been some time since I”ve reviewed an Absinthe, but it’s good to be back. Let’s get to it.

Review #1538 | Absinthe Review #4

Distiller: Derelict Airship

Bottler: Derelict Airship

Brand: Derelict Airship

Selection: N/A

ABV: 70% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Strong anise on the nose, with creamy sweetness, fresh cut grass and praline. Intensely aromatic, very satisfying bouquet.

Taste: Rich on the palate, but at the cost of a sting of alcohol. This shouldn’t be a surprise and it’s not punishing. Sweet creamy french vanilla, anise, almost a faint root beer note and some lovely pepper.

Finish: Long, sweet and complex, some herbal bitterness in the back of the throat but overall it’s very pleasant.

Overall: I quite like this, and it’s an excellent showing from a domestic producer.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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