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.
Vintage absinthe. The sound of it alone, is a bit intriguing. Having had the opportunity to sample some vintage absinthes I must say, that it truly is. There are not that many bottles left today, of what we would call "vintage" absinthe, and the ones that are found are rarely for sale.
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A very early variation of the absinthe substitutes that came out on the market after the ban.
Legler Pernod is another one of those slightly smaller producers coming out of the Pernod family. It seems as the quality of anything coming from any of the Pernod-related manufacturers is quite high. Legler Pernod is no exception.
After the absinthe ban in France in 1915, Pernod moved their absinthe production to Spain. In France, they turned to increase their production of absinthe substitutes. That led to this... Not much like absinthe.
Pernod manufactured absinthe in Spain all the way up to the mid 1960's and these vintage absinthes are some of the more common ones still found unopened today.
Many many absentas where produced in Spain during the same time when several countries banned absinthe. This brand was made up to mid 1980's. It could've been cancelled long before...
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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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