posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by Raxoxane
I checked, and though La Fee was $100 a bottle when I was getting it (when it still wasn't clear whether it was legal in the US: guess what? It was
never actually made officially illegal in the US!) but now it is somewhat more reasonable at $60 or so. I'm tempted to try it again!
Oh yes, and Absinthe is most definitely an herbal liquor-think Pernod or Vermouth!
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Heh heh: just got back from the liquor store. 110 proof Absinthe is the best I can get in this town, but looks like the real deal! The brand is
called Absente (very original!) and is made in France. $45 a bottle, not so bad. Will be fun to revisit my Absinthe drinking days, but some of the
mystique is gone since it is as easy to get as Jack Daniels now. Will wait a few hours before I partake: it's an evening beverage!
The package has a picture of Van Gogh on it. Not the best advertisement for Absinthe. Hide the razors! Friends, Artists, Absinthe drinkers; LEND ME
Thanks, Raxoxane, for reminding me to revisit this "Fee" from my past!
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And one last edit: on researching this brand, it seems that when it was introduced to the US market, it used a non-thujone containing cousin of
Artemesia Absinthium called Southern Wormwood, and caught some flak for that. It does have the real stuff now, but who knows how much. Also has
artificial coloring, so I'm sure there are better brands. Still looking forward to trying it. Actually, La Fee, the brand I was drinking years ago
and ordering from overseas, didn't get spectacular reviews either!
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