Copper & Kings Absinthe Alembic Blanche
Enjoy in the composition of elegant & imaginative cocktails or be seduced by the classic absinthe preparation ritual. Alembic distillation. Small batch distillation. Non-chill filtered. No post distillation, addition of flavors, colors, sugar, or synthetic chemicals. Double distillation of superior, highly aromatic wine using Vendome copper potstills. An authentic, handcrafted distillation of classic absinthe botanicals – artemisia absinthium, anis, fennel, etc., accented with select aromatics. Non-chill filtered for an authentic uncorrupted natural flavor. Some cloudiness may be apparent at colder temperatures.
Herbaceous, pastoral, with an authentic nose. Subtle, with a harmonious layering of signature absinthe notes; grande wormwood, sweet fennel and licorice. Smooth, mellow finish. Beautiful louche.
They use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge non-traditional craft-distilled, natural, pure pot-still American brandies. They make definitive American brandy influenced by American whiskey and American music. They do not make derivative brandy styled upon a European sensibility. Their brandies are batch distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills, are non-chill filtered, with no added sugar, boisé (powdered oak, shavings or infusion) other flavors, synthetic chemicals or caramel colorants for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color. The aged brandies exit the barrel full integrity intact. They adopt a “low & slow” distillation philosophy – a relatively low distillation temperature, for a longer, slower distillation, maximum copper contact, to express fruit intensity, concentrated flavors, aromas, and a velvet finish.
Philosophically the art of brandy distillation revolves around the concept of retention and concentration. The distiller is attempting to retain and concentrate the nuance found in the base wine. (As opposed to whiskey distillation where the concept revolves more around extraction and purification to palatability.) You “stroke” brandy into shape. With that said, they believe that the art of brandy starts in the vineyard or orchard, and their wines are selected for superior aromatics and quality. The focus is the distillation of unfiltered, un-sulfited wines. They are attempting to retain this essential character of the wine, the vibrancy and personality, and the better the base wine the better the brandy.
Enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe as a restorative and cure for many types of maladies, Absinthe reached its peak popularity in late 19th and early 20th century Parisian bars and cafés where it was a favorite of Hemingway, Joyce, Van Gogh and Picasso. Similar to Gin, Absinthe is a neutral, high proof spirit (110 to 144) infused with a variety of herbs and botanicals. These typically include green anise, sweet fennel and grand wormwood. Absinthe is most often light green in color but can also be clear.