pont-glass.pngWormwood Society LogoThe Wormwood Society Absinthe Association is a non-profit educational and consumer advocacy organization focused on providing current, historically and scientifically accurate information about absinthe, the most maligned and misunderstood drink in history.

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Musique d'Absinthe Volume 3

musique3The latest Wormwood Society Music CD is available for purchase by clicking the CD image at left.

This is 100% original music performed by members of the Wormwood Society...

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Absinthe In Context

" Absinthe is not like the other spirits ...  True absinthe is pastoral. It's crafted by distillers who take pride in their work. It doesn't yield to fads, fashions, and buzz. And although it demands a proper process, it rewards with an experience that can't be replaced by glitz and glam ..."

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The Life of an Anise-Flavored Alcoholic Beverage

The well-known alcoholic beverage Pastis becomes turbid when mixed with water due to the poor solubility of trans-anethol, the anise-flavored component of Pastis in the water solution formed. This destabilization appears as the formation of micrometer-sized droplets that only very slowly grow in size, thus expanding the life of the anise-flavored beverage.

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Systematic Misinformation about Thujone in Pre-ban Absinthe


The media coverage about absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthum L.), continues to repeat unsubstantiated myths and legends and the public is systematically misinformed. Especially, the theory about a significant thujone content in absinthe must be put into perspective ...

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TTB's Position on the Use of the Term Absinthe

This circular explains the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) policy regarding the use of the term "absinthe" on labels of distilled spirits products and in related advertising material.

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A Classic Cocktail

Du Barry Cocktail

1 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dashes absinthe
1/3 French vermouth
2/3 Plymouth Gin
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930


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Absinthe Tasting Journal

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The WS Absinthe Tasting Journal

With room for over 200 tastings, provides novices and experts with a primer in absinthe history and facts, as well as instructions on how to conduct scorings and blind tastings.

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