Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure
Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure arrives following several years of historical sleuthing, botanical research, and patience. This mature, handcrafted spirit represents the final release in the Jade Liqueurs® portfolio of historically accurate absinthes.
Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure was created as homage to one of the most interesting absinthes of the fabled Belle Époque. What set this renowned product apart from its peers is that it was highly publicized as having been subjected to a specialized hot oxygenation process originally believed to render the final spirit hygienic, and therefore free of any potentially deleterious properties. The original brand was the subject of widespread publicity, sold at a premium, and was exported to various ports around the globe.
Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure is artisanally distilled from the same botanicals as the original acclaimed oxygenated absinthe, with the addition of a healthy dose of a particularly interesting species of wormwood harvested from the foothills of the Alps, which contributes to the bold flavor of this handcrafted absinthe. Always true to the originals, Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure is also subjected to a bespoke hot oxygenation process that closely mirrors the original technique. And while this twist from the past asserts its own character to the spirit, it’s only with long term maturation that it is ready for bottling.
Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure represents the most powerful expression of the spirit in the Jade portfolio. Bold yet creamy, it features potent aromatics and a lengthy, stimulating aftertaste that recalls the medicinal origins of the spirit. Jade Terminus Oxygénée Absinthe Supérieure is carefully distilled by T. A. Breaux, using the original 19th century absinthe alembics in the historical Combier distillery.
Note: The flavor of this absinthe blooms significantly after the bottle has been opened, and a portion of its contents decanted and allowed to breathe for a day or two. The flavor will continue to develop even further over the course of a few more days.
Composition - French eau de vie pot distilled and infused with whole botanicals and rested for an average of 3 years before bottling
Appearance – Varying olive green tint with a slight golden hue
Taste – A bold, creamy, structured palate of Pontarlier Absinthe, Andalusian Anise, and Fennel of Gard with natural coloration of particularly rare botanicals that delivers a long, somewhat minty, aromatic finish