Delaware Phoenix Walton Waters Absinthe
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Delaware Phoenix Walton Waters Absinthe

Item # 21521 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Grand wormwood, anise, fennel, roman wormwood, hyssop and lemon balm are the core herbs of this subtle and complex absinthe. Slight sediment attests to the naturalness of the ingredients and integrity of the distillation process.

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Staff Pick Notes

Cheryl Lins is making some of the most important absinthes in the world since the spirit has been de-regulated. She owns a tiny distillery in the Catskill Mountains of New York where she makes everything from scratch completely by herself. The Walton Waters is one of two absinthes that she makes and is my personal favorite. The slightly citrus herbal and savory edge that Walton gives is from the lemon thyme. The quality of the ingredients is exceptional, and the pot distillation allows for control of the cuts. As a result, perfect aromatic expressions of the botanicals and impressive texture make this an ideal and refreshing example of truly artisanal spirit. Lovely licorice and minty flavors resonate in the mouth, leaving the palate light and not numb.


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No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz. New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Lake Erie is still dominated by bulk production for grape juice, though a few small, serious wineries are beginning to crop up. Long Island’s maritime climate...

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