Week 42: Holy Spirit Superior [52 Whispers From The Muse]
Overall: Not a bad Absinthe at all from the Holy Land that shows a lot of promise. I have no doubt that it will refine even more as the distillery grows. This is the first Absinthe I think I’ve ever tried that started with a Rum base.
It took a bit to get the dilution right as I expected this to have a heavier hand due to the relatively high ABV of 68%. I also must confess that the initial dilution I did was in the bubble glass pictured above which has such a small orifice between the reservoir and the rest of the glass that my initial louche was very weak. The slow louching nature of this particular Absinthe paired with the restricted orifice prevented a decent opacity. Luckily the sample that Golan Heights sent was more than enough for another go in a different glass.
This Verte definitely thrives with very cold water and a nice slow drip. Even the flavor was more pronounced the second time around at just around 1:2 parts Absinthe to water as opposed to the 1:3 or so the first time.