Absinthe for the Holidays
Back in October we told you about Ted Breaux, the absinthe man. We had been skeptical about absinthe and its much-rumored psychotropic properties, and the absinthe we tried didn't really do much to change our opinion. Then we heard about Mr. Breaux and his reverse-engineering of the absinthe that was created before it was banned in the 19th century, and we were interested again. Not that we think absinthe will make you trip or anything, but this gentleman was making the same type of absinthe that may have caused van Gogh to cut off his ear, and sent Edgar Allen Poe into the "enchanted spaces of the unreal." Now that's something we'd like to try.
We learned today that the three varieties of absinthe made by Mr. Breaux's company, Jade Liqueurs, will be available for order starting Monday, November 28. Just think about the excited glow in your loved ones' eyes when they unwrap their bottle of the Green Fairy brought to them by Saint Nick. You can buy the three varieties, Jade Verte Suisse 65, Absinthe Edouard 72 and Nouvelle-Orleans from the Vintage Absinthe catalog.
Or if you're looking for something a little extra-special, Jade Liqueurs will be offering special signature pieces for the holidays. They're shrouded in mystery right now but they will be available soon at the Vintage Absinthe online boutique.
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Posted by Jake at November 26, 2005 8:44 AM
The Jade Absinthes by Ted Breaux have been selling for about a year now, and of the commerially available brands they are probably the best.
Contrary to the various myths about Absinthe, there aren't any halluniatory properties to it, besides just the alcohol that is.
Well I have been thinking about this for a while, and I have come to the conclusion that I want to buy me some Absinthe. Thanks for posting the series of articles on this "mystical" beverage, and heres to hoping to see many more!