(Pacific Distillery LLC, Woodinville,
WA, U.S.); 62% abv, $64. Yellow-green color
and a pronounced citrus/lime and vegetal fennel
aroma. Viscous, thick mouthfeel and strong alcohol
sting prior to louching. Initially, this absinthe has a
tart flavor, although ice water coaxes out more
herbal and grassy notes and the lingering finish is
smoothed with a touch of anise sweetness.