The world wide web is where to find Absinthe. On the Internet you can shop around, read about different Absinthe brands, educate yourself about Absinthe and order the Green Fairy online.
Where to find Absinthe Online
There are 3 main options when considering what Absinthe to buy:-
- Bottled Absinthe from a reputable distiller.
- An Absinthe making kit containing blends of herbs to steep and then filter.
- Absinthe essences to make Absinthe.
Buying bottled Absinthe
La Fee Verte, lafeeverte.net, have got an Absinthe Buyer’s Guide on their website which is a great reference on both modern and vintage Absinthes. You can use their site to find out all about Absinthe, its history, different brands of Absinthe and Absinthe from different countries, including Absenta from Spain and Absinth from the Czech Republic. It has details about every Absinthe you can think of and also lots of product reviews – a great place to get recommendations and to find out more about the Green Fairy. You can even post your own review once you have sampled an Absinthe.
When buying a bottle of Absinthe you need to make sure that it is a real Absinthe and not a fake or substitute Absinthe. Many substitute Absinthes were developed during Prohibition so there are many Absinthes around that do not contain grande wormwood, the key Absinthe ingredient. Using sites like La Fee Verte will help you to find a good quality Absinthe.
Buying a Herb Blend Absinthe Kit
Companies like Green Devil make Absinthe making kits which contain:-
- An Absinthe Herb blend to steep in alcohol.
- An Absinthe Flavoring and Finishing Blend to use at the end.
- Muslin bags for infusing the herbs.
- A filtration system to filter the alcohol and herbs mixture.
Green Devil claim that the finished Absinthe will have a thujone content of 70-90mg of thujone per liter, a very high dose of thujone. Thujone, the chemical found in wormwood, was one of the reasons why Absinthe was banned in the 1900s. Thujone was thought to have psychedelic effects like cannabis. Artists and writers like Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde claimed that Absinthe gave them their genius and that the Green Fairy was their muse. Research has since shown that bottled Absinthe will not give you hallucinations, or genius, and is very low in thujone.
A kit from companies like Green Devil will not make a true Absinthe because there is no distilling involved, you are simply flavoring the alcohol.
Buying Absinthe Essences
AbsintheKit sell Absinthe essences on their online shop AbsintheKit.com. These essences are great because they are already distilled from the finest traditional Absinthe herbs and all you need to do is to mix an essence with Everclear or vodka. You will get a true Green Fairy experience from these Absinthe essences because they are distilled. They are also sold to the Absinthe industry, so you know you are getting quality.
It is possible to get Absinthe essences shipped world wide if you order from AbsintheKit.com and the site also sells replicas of antique Absinthe glasses and spoons.
So, I hope this information has helped you with where to find Absinthe.