Monday, February 04, 2008

Are You Absinthe-Curious?

Then I may have just the website for you…

Buy Absinthe has exploded onto the web offering not only the opportunity to buy the French and Swiss “green” and “white” absinthe it distributes but is also highly informative.

For example, I have tried green absinthe during a clandestine ritual with good friends, a couple of years
back. And, given absinthe’s nickname “The Green Fairy,” I had no idea it comes any other way but green!

This site is a great resource to me, so far, because the FAQ page gives a great broad-strokes overview for the first-time visitor. The Absinthe History page gives interesting narrative into this centuries-old spirit, and the page labeled “Recette” (French for “recipe”) has some simple drink ideas for those wanting to mix it. (Personally, I suggest mixing sparingly and with caution. It is always a shame to spoil a perfectly luxurious spirit with lesser quality ingredients…)

Buy-Absinthe-Alcohol even has a blog for those of us into that kind of thing…

It is possible to buy individual bottles via airmail, and this site breaks down each brand’s contents by Tujone (“active” ingredient), percentage of alcohol and place of origin, and gives more detailed information.

For example, Lemercier has several products and has won numerous awards, Versinthe ‘La Blanche’ has no sugar added and is clear as a bell in the bottle while Rodnick’s is as green as grass and made in one of my favorite countries in the world ... Spain!

I can only tell you how excited I am that this site has come along as Absinthe is again legal on U.S. shores. It’s already bookmarked as one of my “favorites.” Because, after all, inquiring minds want to know…

3 comments:

prophet said...

It´s amazing to see that the myth of the harmful Absinthe lasted so long.

Murriel said...

To my knowledge, there are only two absinthes in existence that contain anywhere near pre-ban levels of thujone (100+ mg): King of Spirits Gold and Century Absinthe. Neither of the two, nor any other genuine absinthe, will make it to the States anytime soon. For the real deal, you have to travel to Europe or have it shipped over. Yes, possession and importation for personal use is legal. They're both available to buy from Absinthe. I've been a regular customer since the first time I stumbled it on the internet.

Anonymous said...

They don't appear to sell Century Absinthe at that link, but they do sell the King - 100 mg/kg, 140 proof, about $194 a 70 cl bottle, or around $8.19 an ounce before shipping costs. Drink the Fairy. Fuck the Fairy. BE the Fairy.