Oct 24, 2019
In this conversation with Tenth
Ward head distiller and absinthe aficionado, some of the topics we
Mark came to be the head distiller at Tenth Ward Distilling Co.,
and why their innovative approach to distilling made absinthe a
really attractive choice as an anchor point in their core
collection of products.
it’s like to build a flavor profile with herbs and botanicals that
go through several phases of different distillation treatments. We
cover where this can go wrong, and how to know when you finally get
we jump into the murky history of absinthe, which begins in
mainland Europe, makes a splash across the world in the
post-phyloxera drinking landscape, and then is forced underground
for much of the 20th century.
teach you how to operate an absinthe fountain to louche and dilute
your absinthe, with or without the traditional sugar
debate the costs and benefits of the absinthe rinse method vs. the
atomizer approach when building a Sazerac.
we even attempt to put to rest some of the apocryphal stories and
malicious smear campaigns that kept absinthe out in the cold until