US Absinthe?!

Question: US Absinthe!?
So tell me your experiences!.!.!.Taste!? Effects!? Favorite Brand!?

Thinking of buying boyfriend a bottle for his bday and i want him to be satified with it so I need your help!. Thanks in advance!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Absinthe available in the US is as authentic as it was prior to its ban in the early 1900s!. To be "absinthe" it has to be made with wormwood (which the US absinthes are)!. Properly made, it doesn't contain significant quantities of thujone (not thujene)!.!.!.not that it matters because thujone doesn't *do* anything, despite what the hype and the stories say!. If you see absinthe advertised with "high thujone levels" and such nonsense, it most likely tastes horrid, still won't have any "effects" and will be WAY overpriced!. Don't waste your money (or the boyfriend's tastebuds) on anything like that!.
It is an anise flavored spirit so its taste can be compared to black liquorice!.
It's "effects" are largely myth and marketing hype!. You'll notice a slightly different type of intoxication than with other liquors, but not like hallucinations or madness!. It's more of an aware drunkenness rather than getting wasted (hence the basis for the brand name "Lucid" - due to the more lucid state than from other spirits)!.
Of the currently available (there will be more soon as formulas and labels are approved) in the US, each one is unique and may appeal to different tastes!.
- Lucid is a traditional "verte" which is the green colored absinthe that most people are familiar with!.
- Kubler is a traditional "blanche" or uncolored, Swiss style absinthe (arguably the best value/bang-for-the-buck) as it's less expensive and comes in a larger bottle!.
- St!. George verte is the first available US made absinthe and it's made with a more unorthodox recipe!. It's good, kinda expensive, and tends to be a love it or hate it flavor!.
- Sirene is the second US made absinthe available, although in much more limited availability!. I'm not as familiar with it, but it has gotten some really good reviews!.
- Most recently, Leopold Bros!. has released a traditionally made, barrel aged absinthe!. It's been so recent and in such limited supply that reviews are still hard to come by!.

Consider, also, price!. Absinthe, due to it's limited availability and cost to make, is a bit on the spendy side!. Expect to pay $50 and up for a bottle!.

I personally like them all, but the Kubler is the "every day" choice!. Both price and quality make it worth it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

"True Absinthe" never existed!. It was a smear campaign created by the French wine industry when absinthe nearly drove them out of business in the late 1800's!. It was later pickup by the Temperance Movement here in the US and the rumors spread like wildfire!.

Tests on vintage absinthe have shown that the never contained more than 10ppm of thujene!.!.!. in fact they averaged in the 5 to 6ppm range, exactly were American absinthe sits at today!.

I recommend Lucid if you wish to try it!. It was designed by T!.A!. Breaux the worlds foremost expert on absinthe and the creator of the worlds best absinthe!.!.!. sold only in France currently!.

As far as taste goes!.!.!. I hope you like anise (black liquorice) because if you don't it tastes like donkey a##!.





Artemisia absinthium/Wormwood/Thujene:


true absinthe is still illegal in the US!. the stuff that is sold here does not contain wormwood which is the ingredient that causes the hallucinations and the euphoric high!.

if you wnat to get him a nice bottle of something, try stoli elite!.!.!.!.quite possibly the best vodka out there!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The sale of absinthe in the US is illegal!. You can buy a bottle in Canada and bring it across - but be prepared for sticker shock: a quart of the green fairy will cost you a hundred seventy bucks Canadian!Www@FoodAQ@Com

The only experience with absinthe I've had was some from New Zealand!. It was some of the stiffest liquor I've ever had next to corn liquor aka moonshine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i've heard around that it sucks and can't compare to the original!. and you have to pay out the *** for it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

us absinthe sucks, taste like black licorice and it's only alcohol, it wont send you to the moon!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

it will just get you drunk, it has no other effectsWww@FoodAQ@Com

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