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Lehmann 55


Country of Origin: Spain
Type: Mixed & Macerated
Alcohol Level: 55 %
Vendors: ♣ Spirits Corner , ♣ Alandia

Description: [FROM THE DISTRUBUTOR] This absinthe which comes from an old family recipe shows that some absinthes were made in the past without anis, but with licorice and wormwood only. It therefore does not louche, but still has a very pleasant flavour and a high content of thujone . We recommend it for those who do not like the anis flavour.

Review:

[Ted Breaux]

I obtained a bottle of Lehmann from Elixirs, who procured one as a favor.

This olive green absinthe is packaged in a 70cL clear glass bottle. The one I have is the version that is 70% alcohol, as opposed to the 55% alternative. The labeling exhibits a graphic of a green fairy with eyes shut, holding a glass of absinthe. The front label yields only basics, while the back label describes the liquor as an alcoholic beverage made from aromatic plants, as well as the name and location of the producer/bottler (Tortosa) Spain.

Upon removing the cap, one gets a blast of alcohol (smells like a doctor's office), and not much else. Upon tasting the liqueur neat, one gets a blast of alcohol, syrup, and perhaps just a faint flavor of anise. Upon the addition of cold water, the olive tint of the liqueur thins, yielding no louche whatsoever. Tasting the resultant mixture is purely disappointing, as one is treated to a syrupy sweetness with very little aromaticity. In fact, there is only a mild hint of anise followed by a faint bitterness in the finish.

In conclusion, this product offers the imbiber virtually nothing of interest. It is relatively insipid and is far too thin and syrupy to be considered as a viable purchase option.

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