Obsello Absenta

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A bottle of Obsello, bottled at 50% ABV. At right is a louched glass.

Obsello Absinthe Verte, or simply Obsello is a brand of absinthe. Obsello is an award winning "Verte" or green absinthe that is manufactured by distillation from eight herbs including grand wormwood.[1] Obsello is distilled in California.

Production process[edit]

Obsello is a distilled verte, meaning that it is distilled from whole herbs steeped in alcohol, and colored using chlorophyl extracted from the herbs in a secondary maceration.[2] According to the company's website, it is a natural product made in a historical manner.[3] The ingredients include wormwood, Alicante anise, fennel, and five other herbs, spices, roots, and flowers.

The product contains less than 10 mg per kg of thujone in its final bottled state of 50% alcohol. It is therefore legal for sale in the EU and the USA.[3]

Coloring[edit]

Like many spirits verte absinthe improves materially with age and micro-oxidization.[4][5][6] This is attributed in part to the slow breakdown of the chlorophyl suspended in the bottle.[7]

Obsello is a natural verte absinthe and is thus colored with chlorophyl extracted from herbs in a secondary maceration process.[8] This not only gives the drink its color but also imparts additional flavor of the drink. To prevent sunlight damage, Obsello is bottled in a UV-resistant bottle and must be kept away from prolonged exposure to sunlight.[9]


Distribution[edit]

Obsello Absinthe is available in:

US[edit]

-California[10] -Louisiana[11] -Georgia[12] -Nevada[13] -New York[14]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.mixoloseum.com/qa-with-obsello-absenta/
  2. ^ Markus Hartsmar. "Absinthe.Se". Absinthe.Se. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Obsello". Obsello. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.oxygenee.com/La-Nature-1894-English.pdf
  5. ^ "TInformation, About Absinthe, Liqueurs De France". Absintheonline.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=184&Itemid=137&limit=1&limitstart=9
  7. ^ "Jade Liqueurs Fine Absinthes". Bestabsinthe.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Obsello Absinth Verte". Obsello.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.absinthesalon.com.au/persistent/catalogue_files/products/Obsello.pdf
  10. ^ VisionOne Inc. , www.visionone.ws. "Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Champagne, Port, Dessert wine". BevMo!. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "The Official Travel Site of New Orleans". NewOrleans.com. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Leon's Full Service: Drinks". Leonsfullservice.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  13. ^ http://lasvegasnewz.com/?p=3144
  14. ^ "Obsello Absinthe Verte: The Real Deal?". New York Buzz. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2011.