Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, a woman-owned company, has released Absinthia Verte, the follow-up to its inaugural Absinthia Blanche.
“As an unregulated category, there are a lot of ‘crapsinthes’ on the market that use artificial ingredients and dyes to achieve the end product,” says J. Absinthia Vermut, founder and creator of Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits. “Absinthia absinthes are carefully crafted according to a vintage Swiss recipe using all-natural ingredients and no sugar.”
“We start with a neutral spirit made from biodynamic grapes from California, and distilled that with organic herbs — fresh wormwood (artemesia absinthium), star anise, fennel seed, and coriander seed — from an organic farm in Oregon,” she adds. “The result is an aromatic, brilliantly clear and modern take on absinthe, launched in 2018 as Absinthia Blanche.”
To create the peridot green of the Verte, Absinthia distills the Blanche with organic artemisia pontica, anise hyssop and lemon balm. The Verte has a natural sweetness and earthier flavor than the Blanche, the company reports.
“I started with the release of the Blanche because out of the still, it was delicious,” says Vermut. “Also, we knew if we released a blanche and a verte at the same time, most absinthe drinkers would gravitate to the better known verte. The blanche is so delicious that we wanted to make sure our customers tried it first — and they did.”
Absinthia Verte is 110 proof, and available for a suggested retail price of $44.99 per 375-ml. bottle.