Violet Crown Spirits - Emerald Absinthe (140 proof / 70% ABV) was developed by biochemist and distiller Matt Mancuso, and is made according to his exacting specifications in Bastrop, Texas. Originally released in May 2017, Emerald Absinthe is the first absinthe manufactured and approved for sale in the Lone Star State.
Emerald is distilled in 55 gallon batches using a custom-built still and a delicate balance of thirteen herbs and spices including peppermint from Mancuso's own garden. It has a complex and rich flavor with a creamy and lingering finish, boasting notes of licorice and green pepper with a sweetness reminiscent of golden raisins. A grape spirit based recipe, it delights the palate with a surprising pre-ban taste and feel found in few of today's modern absinthes.