Absinthe at Home: Still More Brands Coming to US
Remember a few years ago, when the only way you could get absinthe was to order it online for exorbitant prices, or convince a friend to mule a bottle or two back from Europe? Those days are over, friends, because we're suddenly about to see a glut of absinthe brands hit American shelves. We've already seen Lucid and Kubler, and according to our friends over at The Real Absinthe Blog, you can expect to see a whole lot more.
Bevlaw, a firm concentrating on the federal regulation of alcohol beverages. has been keeping track of the product and label permissions given to absinthes, and recorded 12 by May 2008. These include the early launches such as Lucid, Kübler and St. George, the more recent launches such as Grande Absente Originale, Le Tourment Vert, and La Fée Parisienne, and some that have yet to reach the market. These include Mythe Absinthe Traditional, Libertine, and Mata Hari Absinthe Bohemian.
Head on over to The Real Absinthe Blog
to read more, which includes all sorts of interesting news and a bunch more brands. We've included an image from the upcoming brand that intrigues us most - we're not sure what absinthe creme liqueur tastes like, but we can pretty much guarantee it's not your grandma's Bailey's.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at June 24, 2008 9:42 AM
Wow! These two new brands La Clandestine and Jade are they the same recipe as offered in Europe? I guess not as they must comply with FDA 21 CFR 172.510 regarding thujone levels to be allowed onto the US market. I would be interested to know how the distillers reduced or removed the thujone. Thanks.