Middleburg's Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery has a new project in the works: absinthe.
The new distillery has been letting visitors sample its absinthe, and is now ready to take it on the road. D.C. audiences can get their first taste next Wednesday at Libertine, where they'll be hosting a release party from 6:30-8 p.m.
They're using traditional methods and both local and European herbs to make the small-batch liquor. Each batch will probably taste a bit different, according to distiller Peter Ahlf. Right now, the product can be found at Libertine and Science Club. They're hoping to get it into D.C. retailers by mid-July.