With the realization that Absinthe was not banned in Canada, Okanagan Spirits decided to make the country's first genuine Absinthe in 2007.
Using the same traditional distilling methods and original recipes of the early 19th Century, Okanagan Spirits created Taboo Genuine Absinthe.
One of the key ingredients to the smoothness of our Absinthe is that it is created from a neutral fruit alcohol (gluten-free). Fruit alcohol gives our Taboo a much softer, less aggressive finish than alcohol made from grain.
No artificial flavors or essences are used in the production of any of the Okanagan Spirits products, and to give Taboo its unique aroma and taste we use whole herbs that consist of Fennel, Anise, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Petite Wormwood and Grande Wormwood.
All of these herbs grow wild in our back garden and can be readily found in many meadows and grasslands within Western Canada.
Absinthe famed for its history as the drink of choice for many great painters, writers and thinkers of the 19th Century (see history) is now readily available throughout Canada to enjoy.
An avid pick for those who enjoy the taste of Black Licorice without the sweetness of a liqueur such as Sambuca.
An award-winning Absinthe, our recipe has won Gold at the World Spirits Awards (2013 & 2015), an affirmation that our Absinthe had 'made it' by European standards.
Fragrance: Characteristic aniseed, wormwood and fennel basis, citrus, balm, mint, eucalyptus, delicate spiciness, dried herbs, thyme, yarrow, iva, slightly marc-like aspects, almost pear- and apple-like. Taste: Pronounced star aniseed and wormwood texture, a lot of hay flowers, caraway, cinnamon, ethereal oils, cool menthol, herbal spiciness, sweet aniseed finish, vivid, long and herbal-fruity in the finish. 92.3 Points (Gold)