Week 29: Valkyria [52 Whispers From The Muse]
Overall Rating: 3.5
Appearance: A natural, clear and light olive green.
Louche: Quick and heavy. Thickly formed and near opaque when completed ending in an unambiguous light green.
Aroma: Very Anise forward with a distinct following of Wormwood and Mint. Not overly complex but very nice with candy-like tones.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Heavy flavor, sweet and floral with that still forward Anise. Minty Wormwood follows behind as the drink passes over the tongue like silk. I’d probably have given it a solid 4.0 if it were a little more revealing.
Finish: A sweetness lingers with a lingering Anise and Wormwood. A significant numbing prickles the tastebuds.
Sankta Annas Bränneri is listed as the first legal Absinthe distillery in Sweden and their addition to the world of Absinthe is outstanding. While not traditionally associated with The Green Fairy, both Sankta Annas Bränneri and Svensk Absint (Grön and Vit Opal Absinthes) have hit the ground running with their offerings.