Absinthe became legal in Australia at the end of 2000. It can be bought and sold in Australia as long as it complies with government legislation. The law in Australia says that bitters can contain up to 35mg/kg of thujone and other alcoholic beverages can contain up to 10mg/kg of thujone. Many people have realized that it is legal and want to try the mythical Green Fairy. “Where do I get Absinthe in Australia?” is a very common question in this world of Absinthe revival.
Where Do I Get Absinthe In Australia?
Absinthe is available from many different sources:-
A local liquor shop
You should be able to purchase Absinthe in your local liquor store. Read labels carefully. Genuine Absinthe should have an alcohol by volume content of between 50 and about 75% and it should contain thujone, a chemical found in wormwood. Absinthe is produced in many countries around the world but countries such as France, Switzerland, Spain (Absenta) and the Czech Republic are well known for the quality of their Absinthes.
Australian online websites
– nicks.com.au (Vintage Direct) – This company stock a range of 22 different Absinthes from around the world. Noteworthy Absinthes on their website include Pernod Absinthe, Jade Verte Suisse, Kubler, La Fee Bohemian, La Ptite Douce and Mansinthe by Marilyn Manson.
– Absinthesalon.com.au – This is a company who specialize in selling fine Absinthes online. Absinthes available to order include Duplais Verte, La Ptite Douce, Jade Verte Suisse and Jade Edouard, Mansinthe, Kubler and a few others. They also stock Absinthe glasses, spoons, fountains and when you order they send you some Absinthe chocolate truffles – yum!
– Moulin Rooz – Australia’s own award winning Absinthe is available to order from tamborinemountaindistillery.com.
– eBay – eBay.com.au has Absinthe and Absinthe accessories for sale on its site. “Absinth Shop” sell many brands of Absinthe on eBay including King of Spirits, Fruko, Doubs and Staroplzenecky.
Websites Offering World Wide Shipping
If you cannot find a particular Absinthe in Australia then there are sites based in other countries and you can get your Absinthe shipped from them. Companies who ship world wide include:-
– AbsintheKit.com – You can buy real Absinthe essences from this company to make your very own true wormwood Absinthe. Absinthe essences are very cheap – $3.95 (US dollars) and you can even buy an Absinthe Kit for $29 to make 14 bottles of Absinthe. The kit also contains a measure and 14 artistic bottle labels.
– Thedrinkshop.com – This UK based company ship Absinthe all over the world and stock 32 different types.
– Absinth24.net – This company will ship Absinthes to Australia and stocks a wide variety of Absinthes. This site lists the thujone content of the Absinthes too.
– Absintheclassics.com – This company specializes in selling fine Absinthes such as the Jade Collection, La Clandestine Absinthe, La Ptite, Absinthe Roquette 1797, Doubs, Duplais and many others. They will ship worldwide.
– Alandia.de – Alandia stock a wide variety of Absinthes including Doubs Mystique, Mansinthe, Alandia Epoque, Absinthe Roquette 1797, Francoise Guy, Alandia Suisse La Bleue and many others. They ship to Australia.
When you are buying Absinthe from another country you will need to ensure that it is legal in Australia, otherwise it may be confiscated by customs. Check thujone levels before you order. Absinthe essences do not count as bottled Absinthe.
I hope that this information has helped answer “Where do I get Absinthe in Australia?” and that you enjoy your quest for the perfect Green Fairy drink.