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At the turn of the twentieth century, absinthe all but disappeared from around the world after being demonized and banned for
the downfall of a nation. Much has changed since those times. In the early 1990s, its revival started and by 2005
it would be legal throughout Europe. Authentic absinthe and cheap substitutes would soon flood the markets.

In October 2007, regulations prohibiting the sale of absinthe in the United States changed. New regulations allow it
to be manufactured and distributed in the U.S., as well as imported from other countries around the world.

As of 2012, there are well over 200 brands of absinthe being produced and sold around the world. There are over 20 brands
approved for sale in the U.S., several of which are produced locally. Authentic absinthe is back - vive la Green Fairy...

la Fée Verte (the Green Fairy)


Inspired by the elixir of Absinthe - artists, minstrels
and chasers of mayhem and mystery
seek out the Green Fairy...

In this section of the Buyers Guide, we will take you on a journey through the different absinthes that are available today. You will see deluxe absinthe, distilled in the old traditions. We will show you the less expensive classic absinthe, combining old traditions with modern macerated spirits. We have a whole section dedicated to strong absinthe, some red, some blue, some black, some anise-free and some very bitter with an extra infusion of wormwood to excite the senses.

We also provide a section dedicated to absinthe that has been approved for sale in the United States and can be purchased at your local spirits store. If they don't carry a brand that you are looking for, try asking them to special order it for you. It does work and it rasises awareness of absinthe.

Check out absinthe spoons, glasses, decanters, Belle Epoque era replica fountains and more in the accessories section.

Please read our answers to frequently asked questions in the FAQ and don't forget to read our history section.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Buyers Guide!




Absinthe Buyers Guide