Wine Enthusiast 90 points - This cocktail-friendly absinthe is mild and herbaceous, hinting at fennel, lime peel, and a fresh hint of celery. Made with beet neutral spirits, it has a faint sweetness that plays around the edges. Light straw in the glass, louching to bright opalescent. - K.N. (Mar 2015)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Bursting with strong aromas of anise, cumin, fennel and sage, it opens up beautifully. Bright and robust on the palate, it displays subdued and exquisite notes of walnut, pine and sea-like minerals. The finish is complex and lingering with a welcome hint of pickled fennel. (Apr 2014)
Absinthe, first commercialized in the early 1800's, emerged as a powerful icon of freedom during the Belle Epoque period, and it was during this time that the highly perfumed spirit reached unparalleled popularity and cult status among the worlds of art, literature and fashion. Once proclaimed to fuel the fires of creativity, and subsequently demonized, Absinthe has recently reemerged on the world stage as a high quality, fine alcoholic libation recalling those earlier artistic times.
LUCID is formulated by world renowned Absinthe expert T.A. Breaux, and is distilled in strict accordance to traditional French methods. LUCID is crafted in the historic Combier distillery, founded in 1834 and designed by Gustave Eiffel in the fabled Loire Valley of France. Each bottle of LUCID is carefully prepared by skilled craftsmen, using ancient copper Absinthe alembics. Unlike most contemporary imitators, LUCID is distilled entirely from spirits and European herbs, and uses no artificial additives or dyes. LUCID recalls the rich tradition of Absinthe, and is crafted using a full measure of Grande Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), Green Anise, Sweet Fennel, and other fine European herbs traditionally used in making fine Belle Epoque Absinthe.
We invite you to enjoy LUCID in the traditional French manner:
Pour 1.25 - 1.5oz of LUCID into an appropriate glass.
Place a sugar cube atop a flat, perforated spoon that rests on the rim of the glass. Using the sugar is optional.
Slowly drip 4-5 oz of ice cold water on top of the sugar cube (or directly into the glass), which slowly dissolves into the Absinthe.
The cold water causes LUCID to locate ("loosh") into an opalescent cloud as the herbal essences emerge from the Absinthe and perfume the room.