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Versinthe La Blanche Versinthe La Blanche

Versinthe La Blanche

Brand information

0.5 liter
Liquoristerie de Provence

A distilled absinthe blanche with so much anise in it that it's hard to rinse your glass once you've finished your drink. That is, if you manage to go all the way thru a full glass. Toungue numbing is the word.

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Versinthe La Blanche 2011-12-07 16:53:05 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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I got this bottle at Juuls Vinhandel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Too bad it only comes in a 0.5 liter bottle. I personally think that's too small, but what to do. Upon opening the bottle, I actually got a little disappointed. They've used a rubber cork! Why would you do that? Other than that, I'm actually pleasantly surprised.

I'd say this one is quite well balanced and was actually very good even neat. Upon adding water it produces a very thick white louche. And the addition of sugar increases the taste a bit, but it's not at all necessary.

Since it's a blanche, and originally classified as an Amer (bitter) it is a bit more flat and harsh than an Absinthe Verte. And it lacks the complexity of the White Fairy and Un Emile Blanche, but I still find it to be quite allright. This one was a whole lot better than I had expected, and I do recommend it to anyone trying out absinthe. However, if you are looking for something to match a Suisse La Bleue, I'd stick to the White Fairy or the Kübler 57. The star anise is very overpowering and tongue numbing, so if you're not a fan of anise - stay away.
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