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Absenta Escat (1925) Absenta Escat (1925)

Absenta Escat (1925)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Size
1.0 liter
Manufacturer
E.J. Escat
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A terrific absenta made in Barcelona with a long history and a long lingering taste. Where did all these great brands go...?

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Absenta Escat (1925) 2011-12-07 10:08:18 Markus Hartsmar
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5.0
Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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A sample of this old spanish absenta was graciously given to me by my friend Simon Pedersen. Dating back to around 1920-25 it is not that far from the french ban. It actually does remind a bit of older Pernod Tarragonas but not with that typical Pernod character. However it is a very nice absinthe.

The color is lightly feuille morte with a slight touch of green hinting in there somewhere and along with it follows a full and rich aroma that does follow what you would expect from a typical spanish absenta before the modernisation and clubhoppers came along to make absinthes in all kinds of colors and terrible tastes.

Compared to other vintage absentas it's very good and holds a long lasting fruity but anisey taste. Slowly adding water to it presents a nice and thick louche, just as expected from the anise character, and it further enhances the aroma coming out of the glass.

Its taste packs a nice wormwood flavour in the back of the mouth which just seems to linger there, not wanting to come out and take over too much. It's just there, somehow.

I think it's needless to say that absinthes of this quality are rare today and I could easily live with drinking this every day - all day. Again, it's hard to find anything more relaxing and soothing than sitting in a summer garden where all is quiet except for some birds singing and just sip on a glass of excellent old and well preserved absinthe.
Fee Verte scoresheet points
86
 
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