Lucid Absinthe Supérieure

27 August, 2008
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Brand owner Viridian Spirits

Produced in France

Size 75cl

Price US$59.99

Abv 62

Markets US


Lucid is the first genuine absinthe made with the first real grande wormwood to be shipped into the US in 95 years, says US spirits company Viridian Spirits LLC .

The company retained absinthe historian TA Breaux to develop Lucid in France. It is distilled at the Combier Distillery in Saumur in the Loire Valley, using original antique copper absinthe stills.

The spirit is described as having a strong floral aroma and a balanced finish. The cat's eye bottle is insp[ired by Le Chat Noir, an old Parisien night club.

Viridian president Jared Gurfein says Lucid will be available in "high-end retail shops and finer establishments".