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Historic Documents on Absinthe

1910 Encyclopaedia Britannica Entry - Absinthe

ABSINTHE, a liqueur or aromatized spirit, the characteristic flavouring matter of which is derived from various species of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Among the other substances generally employed in its manufacture are angelica root, sweet flag, dittany leaves, star-anise fruit, fennel and hyssop.

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19th Century Distiller's Manuals

Have you ever wondered how absinthe was made?  How about other rare or obscure European spirits? 

These two texts are the most reliable and definitive records available on the state of the distiller's art in the 1800s and contain literally hundreds of recipes and detailed protocols intended for small businesses and gentleman distillers.   These works, complete from cover to cover, are now available here as free downloads for the first time anywhere in their complete form.  (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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Newspaper, 1885. MANUFACTURES OF SAN FRANCISCO

Daily Evening Bulletin, (San Francisco, CA) Monday, September 14, 1885; pg. 4; Issue 136; col E

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Newspaper, 1870. Absinthe Origins of Vermouth

Daily Evening Bulletin, (San Francisco, CA) Friday, February 11, 1870; Issue 108; col C

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Newspaper, 1868. The Absinthe Drinkers of Paris

Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Friday, May 29, 1868; Issue 130; col B

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Newspaper, 1868. Health warnings

New-Orleans Commercial Bulletin, (New Orleans, LA) Monday, June 01, 1868; Issue 135; col F

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Newspaper, 1861. Absinthe and its Poisonous Effects

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, April 04, 1861; Issue 81; col D

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