Founded in a Harlem basement in 2012, Doc's Spirits is the 1st Absinthe Distillery in New York City. In fact, Doc Herson's "Green" Absinthe Verte is borned in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn. Master distiller Kevin Herson grew up in South Africa, where he had formulated concoctions with his now antique chemistry set. His love for culture led him to travel the world and experience food and drinks of all customs and varieties. With a doctorate degree, "The Doc" has developed a unique palate for distilling spirits, introducing unexampled palliative delights to the world of craft spirits.
Doc Herson's "Green" Absinthe Verte starts its journey by fermenting organic grains of malted barley and malted spelt from upstate New York. The fermentation is performed with sugar, yeast and New York tap water. The wash is then run through a column still to produce the grain neutral spirit. The distillate is then steeped with 10 different dried botanicals including Grand Wormwood, Anise, Fennel, dried lemons and mint from around the world for one week. After one week of steeping, the distillate and the herbs goes through a fractional distillation to collect the hearts and parts of the tails containing the herbaceous oils and flavors. The final distillate is diluted down to a whopping 66% ABV using New York tap water, and then additional herbs including fresh mint leaves are added to color and flavor the absinthe. Minor filtering is performed before the absinthe is bottled, wax sealed and hand labeled.
Product of New York
Alcohol by Volume: 66%