I saw this often in American liquor stores, but always opted to bring back bourbon or rye. Well, finally, LCBO offers it - at a price - but I bit.

Glad I did. It has a definite absinthe-like taste, but the brown colour - and taste so to speak - is interesting. I haven't seen this in any absinthe or pastis I know. The liquor may be aged in wood for a time. Anyway, it's a smooth number, and finally I made a Sazerac Cocktail using the Herbsaint, straight rye and Peychaud bitters. Very good it is but I would advise to make sure you add enough bitters and sugar to balance the whiskey.

A classic and glad I caught up with it.