Murmichan - Scottish Absinthe - 50cl
The Murmichan, a wicked Scots fairy and a fitting name for the first Scottish absinthe.
Murmichan is based on Swiss traditions discovered by our master distiller during his visit to Val de Travers, the birth place of absinthe. Murmichan is produced in a traditional manner using natural botanicals for both flavouring and colouring.
Lost Loch use a mixture of traditional and Scottish botanicals including grande wormwood, roman wormwood, green aniseed, fennel seed, hyssop, star anise, lemon balm, mint leaves, bramble leaves, lemon thyme and heather flower. They also distil Deeside heather, clover and willow herb honey giving our absinthe a unique taste and mouth feel.
Murmichan is crafted with water from the ancient Pannanich Wells in the Cairngorms.
Location – Aboyne, Deeside
Owner – Lost Loch Distillery
Serving Suggestions - 2 parts water and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
Tasting Notes –
- Nose - aniseed and fennel dominate the aroma, but with the addition of just a few drops of cold water a vegetal and herbal complexity emerges. Lemon thyme and mint shine through supported by floral and earthy notes.
- Taste - strong aniseed is dominant instantaneously but fades to a bright and citrusy fennel with a long bittersweet finish. The slick bitterness coats the tongue, but lacks astringency or harshness.