A HERITAGE OF CRAFT
A DASH OF EXPERIMENTALISM
– Small Batch Premium Spirits
Drawing on the innovations of the past to inspire creations of the future, the Rebel City Distillery Series, are experimental small-batch spirits in limited numbers. The spirits crated here are borne through a process of alchemy and artistry
Situated in Cork’s historic docklands we source our ingredients from across the globe to celebrate unexpected connections and cultural vibrancy – the hallmark of the world’s great port cities. We are launching the series with absinthe. Shop here.
RCD SERIES ABSINTHE
– Absinthe Made in Ireland
Our Absinthe is distilled on-site in small batches and has handwritten, authentic labels. It was created using a base recipe that our Master Distiller, Robert, discovered in a French book dated 1871.
Blended with grande wormwood, green anise, and florence fennel, the Rebel City Distillery Series Absinthe pours clear and the signature serve of Absinth and iced water transforms it from crystal clear to a semi-opaque white.
ABSINTHE TASTING NOTES
APPEARANCE / COLOUR
Pours clear but the addition of water transforms it from crystal clear to a semi opaque white.
NOSE / AROMA / SMELL
Fennel, anise predominately with slight citrus and floral notes.
Anise comes through with a balance of slight bitterness from the wormwood.
Clean finish with aniseed predominating.
THE HISTORY OF ABSINTHE
– A Misunderstood History
It’s believed absinthe originated in Switzerland in the late eighteenth century, however, it rose to prominence in France in the late nineteenth century. It was the drink of choice of Parisian artists and writers.
A campaign of demonisation by the wine trade, that included spurious claims linking it to violent crimes and social disorder, lead to the banning of absinthe in a number of countries around the turn of the 20th century.
Towards the end the 20th century, an absinthe resurgence began. From there absinthe has grown in popularity across the world as bans have been slowly lifted.
MORE TO COME
INSPIRATION & COLLABORATION
– Cutting Edge Spirits
Absinthe is just the first in a line of releases from the Rebel City Distillery Series. Underpinned by alchemy and Artistry – Science and Craft – we will soon be distilling cutting-edge Irish spirits with a global perspective.
The spirits we create here are borne of this rich Leeside heritage; we source our ingredients from across the globe to celebrate and reflect the unexpected connections and cultural vibrancy that have always been the hallmark of the world’s great port cities.