October 10, 2003

Heh!

A&C is number 12 on Google for "Absinthe".

I really got to try some one day!

Posted by Ithildin at October 10, 2003 6:15 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

It's really quite an intriguing drink. One gets the buzz without the fog, if you know what I mean.

It can't be sold in this country, but it can be received and consumed. I have had a positive experience with www.seborabsinth.com They messed up the order at first, but very promptly and cheerfully responded to my complaint with the remainder of the order. Not to mention theirs is a top-quality product. It's not cheap though. Expect to pay what you would for a good bottle of vintage port.

Posted by: Desert Cat at October 10, 2003 11:29 PM

An additional legalism in passing: it may be legal to receive and consume it under federal law, but state law on this point varies widely, not with respect to absinthe in particular but importing alcohol across state lines in general. It was long held that since the 21st Amendment, ending prohibition, allowed the states to ban alcohol, it also allowed them to do pretty much anything short of that as well. Recent Supreme Court cases have undermined this to a degree, but the principle is still there.

Posted by: Dave J at October 11, 2003 5:43 AM

DC, thanks for the rec!

Dave, when I order wine through the mail, I see all the states they can't ship to.

Posted by: Ith at October 11, 2003 12:11 PM

My son understood it to be illegal to bring it back from Canada, so he poured it in a rinsed out Mountain Dew bottle. The original bottle would have been a nice souvenier. The URL above has been forwarded to him.

I love anisettes, especially the less sweet ones like ouzo and aguardiente. I could make absinthe my regular drink on the basis of taste, but, as my son said, I can see how it became popular as a drug of abuse. Tequila has an erroneous reputation for packing a buzz besides the alcohol; absinthe really does.

Posted by: triticale at October 13, 2003 6:30 PM