Overall Rating: 4.0
Distillery: Leopold Bros.
Appearance: Out of the bottle it's a light green with a hint of yellowing. I've had this first bottle for a while and when compared to a new bottle it looks like it may have yellowed a bit in the clear glass bottle. Still quite clear and pretty though, nothing to complain about.
Louche: Slow but fulfilling to watch the thick trails form and swirl. I'm going to have to try this in the Slipstream.
Aroma: This is a room filler. I love room fillers. As the bottle is opened the aroma spreads out sharp and fresh and seduces you with Anise and Citrus. I love being seduced.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Very fresh and a bit spicy with a solid Wormwood mintiness behind a bold Anise along with a hint of Coriander? Thick and full without being milky.
Finish: The Anise hangs for a while with a slight, pleasant numbness and a tad of bitterness. I expected a longer finish based on the bold aroma.
The bottle reviewed was batch 68 (my new bottle that I used for the pictures is batch 88 since 68 only had one dose left) and, as far as I can tell from what others have said, it just got better and better from the earlier batches. I didn't have the privilege of trying earlier batches but I would have loved to track it as they improved. There is definitely a lot of love that goes into this brand. I did have their New York Apple Whiskey once in Boston which was nice (despite my general loathing for flavored whiskies), I feel like I have to try more of their products.