Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.
The Netherlands were quite late in re-legalising absinthe and that may have been a reason for the lack of Dutch absinthes. But the very few that exist are most fine representations of traditional absinthe.
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Helfrich Verte is a small batch artisanal style absinthe from the Netherlands. Traditionally made according to age old methods and with the heart of a true enthusiast put into it.
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Many writers "of old" wrote poems or passages about absinthe. Some drank it, some didn't. Find some of them here as well as reviews and notes on modern books about absinthe.
The Absinthe Poetry section has seen several updates the past days. Poems and information about more authors; Antonin Artaud, Arthur Symons, Francis Saltus Saltus, Florence Folsom and Robert Loveman. Open your mind and have a drink while you enjoy their lyrics.
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