The Green Fairy - Absinthe - History & musings...



Ah the infamous drink that fuelled the debauchery of a 1000 frat parties & almost took down the French government(pinch of salt here). It is interestingly similar to the Gin craze of England to which the press ended up battling the infamous spirit & created a modern myth. Love or hate the 'anise' flavour often derived from the spirit it is definitely a staple in many classic drinks yet at the same time the bane of a million others. Let's investigate! One of the best videos around that helps us understand the production of Absinthe can be found here. Ripped straight from the Discovery Channel it is interesting to look into this French spirit as there are few brand trips exploring this magical & mystical product!


Regardless of production to really UNDERSTAND the spirit you have to delver into the history...