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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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Absinthe: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of the Green Fairy


Absinthe Acquired

While the sale and importation of absinthe into the US is still prohibited by the FDA, it is successfully ordered online by many absintheurs from several reputable and reliable distributors.  Of course there is always a risk of seizure by customs, but this is fairly uncommon.  Absinthe is not scheduled by the DEA as a controlled substance, but is merely “prohibited merchandise,” similar to a turtle shell brought back from the Virgin Islands.  State laws vary about possession of spirits upon which taxes or duty have not been paid and the shipping of spirits in general.  Seizure from luggage at airports is not uncommon, but appears to be subject to the caprice and knowledge of the individual agent.  

Four distributors stand well out from the rest as carrying a superior line of products:

Absinthe Distribution, www.absinthe-distribution.com
Liqueurs de France, www.absintheonline.com
The Frenchman, www.absinthefrenchmanspoon.com
Fine Spirits Corner, www.spiritscorner.com

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