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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

 Frequently Asked Questions


Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.



Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.



A very rare distilled absinthe made by the Suntory distillery in Japan from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Awen Nature Safran

A crowdfunded absinthe made by Awen Nature, featuring the addition of saffron.

Absinthe du Centenaire

A new recipe from the distillery Devoille that combines rare varieties of wormwood grown in the grounds of the distillery. The ingredients include locally grown Artemisia afraArtemisia absinthiumArtemisia pontica (Roman wormwood), hyssop, angelica, and lemon balm along with fennel, coriander seeds, and others

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