In 2001 ALANDIA went online. Supported by
Absintheurs around the world ALANDIA quickly developed into one of the leading
absinthe shops on the market. Therefore, since 2001 we are proudly serving the Absinthe Community! Our mission statement is to bring you
back the intriguing World of Absinthe and that is why we are focusing on a
broad assortment of original absinthe with wormwood made after authentic recipes, accessories and antiques. During the last years a lot has happened that had direct influence to the market. For example
the notorious liquor from the Belle Epoque got legalized in the USA in 2008. Absinth production is now legal once again and there exist various American distilleries producing the green spirit. Nevertheless authentic Absinthes will always come from Europe, especially France and Switzerland. Here, the production according to old recipes is legally allowed. In the USA the FDA has set stricter standards, for example they limit how much wormwood can be used for distillation. In Europe these regulations are less strict. In our store you can buy these original European Absinthes. We offer a broad variety of Absynthe (the old Greek spelling) such as the Jade products "Nouvelle Orleans" or "Verte Suisse" from Ted Breaux. These are just two authentic spirits we offer for sale. In our store we sell an exclusive selection of premium brands from different countries, including the exclusive ALANDIA
selection existing of Strong Absinthe like Strong68, Gold68, Gothica, Hamlet Hardcore, La Bleue Artisanale or
Suisse Verte Artisanale. We stock as well premium brands like Heritage Verte, Epoque, Republique Vintage and Maison ALANDIA. You can also buy traditional
absinthe accessories like an absinthespoon, glass, fountain, pipe, sugar or poster
online in our shop. And some exclusive absinthe antiques are as well there for you to order. In detail the categories in our shop are the following: Deluxe
Absinthe, also without
Anise, Sets with spoons and glasses, Variations and some Rarities. The accessory section is divided in the following sections: A big selection of glasses and spoons are listed at Absinthe Glasses and Absinthe Spoons. The famous fountains which are needed for the French Fountain ritual can be found in the section Absinthe Fountains. We sell glass and metal fountains, including the Classic Absinthe Fountain made by Authentic Absinthe Accessories. Pipes, Decanter and Caraffes and original Brouilleurs complete the accessory offer of ALANDIA. To give your collection the last refinement we have Posters, Literature and some cheap priced Accessory Sets. Other Goodies include products like individually wrapped sugar cubes or sugar trays. In the shop you can also list all of our alcoholic absynthe by their country of origin. The matching section is By Origin. You can purchase Absynth from Spain, France, Absinth from Germany, Czech, Bulgaria, Brazil, America
/ USA, Austria, Switzerland,
but also from:
and South-Africa! If you are looking for different alcohol levels then the Absent section categorized by volume is best to orientate: Absint has <
50 Percent or <
68 percent or <
89 percent. And for the collectors within our Absintheurs we have the Antiques section with antique Glasses, Topettes, antique Spoons, antique Bottles and Decanters.Therefore the answer to the question where
can I buy original Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy is quite easy: At ALANDIA!
Recently we were also recommended in the Forbes article by Barnaby
Conrad about the green community as one of the leading online shops.
Our focus as you can imagine is on the Green Fairy. Nevertheless we offer as well some other spirits in our store. Spirits that we find interesting, spirits that we want to share with you. Our new category is Gin including Six Ravens London Dry Gin and Monkey 47 Gin with the matching accessories like exclusive crystal glass Gin Tonic Glasses and Gents Tonic Water. Gin and Absinthe have a lot in common. Both alcoholic spirits look back on a long history and are distilled using various herbs. Gin ´s famous botanical is juniper, Absinthe´s is wormwood. Besides that we also sell some rare liquors like Mandrake, Perique or Gran Classico, a bitter from Switzerland.
No matter if you buy Absinthe or any other product in our online store, this is what you can rely on at ALANDIA:
The Green Fairy was banned in 1912 in the USA and in the early 1920s in Europe. But now, after more than 80 years of abstinence the Green Muse is back! It is now completely legal to buy and drink Absinthe. In Europe it was legalized in 1998, in the USA in 2008. But why was it forbidden? Aside from alcohol, Absinthe contains a number of different chemical substances which derive from the distilled plants. Although it depends on the specific recipe which components in which amounts can be found, thujon/thujone, a substance released by the wormwood plant, is of major importance. It is present in the essential oils of the herb artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood). The Absynth effect caused by thujon (and of course alcohol) can be mood brightening, stimulating, even euphorizing. Today in Germany and other European Countries the maximum thujon content permitted by law is 35mg thujone per kilogram of alcohol. This limit is higher than in the USA. There a maximum of 10mg is legal. This is one explanation why the real thing still comes from Europe. However, Absinthe is not a drug and stands for more than the stimulating Absinthe effects. Absinthe is culture, history and a lifestyle of nostalgia. Thanks to the European Community, the production of this legendary and fine spirit is legal once again allowing the Green Fairy to experience a true revival. The large assortment of replica accessories and the growing number of products from all around the world give you the opportunity to plunge back into the fascinating times of the 19th century!
We always receive emails of customers asking how to drink Absinthe? Therefore lets give you a short explanation how to prepare and drink a glass of the Green Fairy. In the former times of the Belle Epoque many intellectuals and artists confessed their love to the Green Fairy. They met for the "Heure Verte", the green hour, in the bistros of Paris. This time was between 5 and 6 pm, right after work. For the preparation of a glass of absinthe you need a special spoon, an Absynthe glass and if available a fountain. You fill the glass with a shot of the green spirit, put the spoon on top of the glass and add a sugar cube on top. Then you place the set up under the tap of the fountain and open the tap. The water drips onto the sugar cube, it dissolves and mixes with the green liquor in the glass. The Green Fairy begins to louche. She turns from green color to white. Your glass of Absinthe is ready to serve. Famous historical Absintheurs were Toulouse Lautrec, Baudelaire, Manet, Rimbaud, Verlaine and Gauguin, just to name a few. Nowadays famous drinkers are Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp. Marilyn Manson even has his own brand, Marilyn Manson Absinthe Mansinthe.
If your are still looking for additional information please visit our dedicted sites to different topics. You find for example info about the perfect Absinthe Spoon here on this site. Spoons are an important part of the ritual and therefore you should buy one right from the beginning. We also offer a guiding site for finding your right Absinthe Glass. There are different designs available. Glasses with or without a reservoir. We recommend to buy a Pontarlier glass with a reservoir, as they are the most authentic glassware. If you are more interested in finding out more about Absinthe and Alcohol then we can help you as well. Other accessory sites include our Absinthe Fountains page and more specifically the Classic Absinthe Fountain website. Here you learn more about this fascinating ritual and can also watch a video showing the fountain ritual. Or are you looking for Posters? ALANDIA offers fine artwork prints as well. The Liquor Absinthe is so fascinating, that we devote a full page to it. It is completed by the facts you can read about the Green Fairy on this page. Here at ALANDIA you simply found the #1 source to buy Absinthe and to get all the information you need.
ALANDIA at a glance and more info sites:
Purchase Absinthe - We guarantee reliable and safe transactions - Order Absinthe - Fast delivery in 2-3 business days via Courier Express or Airmail in 8 days - Absinthe for sale - We offer cheap prices and best service - Absinthe USA - Your online shop to buy the Green Fairy in the USA - Absinthe Thujon - Read here the truth about the effect - History - Read more about the roots of the drink - Absinthe Drinks - Some cocktail recipes to enjoy the liquor as a mix drink - Absinthe Cocktails - Check out this site for our favorites - Absinthe Ritual - Read more about different ways to enjoy your green alcohol - Community - Send us your favorite picture or video and join the ALANDIA Community - Absinthe Reviews - Read what other Absintheurs have to say about the brands and the Effects of Absinthe - Marilyn Manson Mansinthe - The artist has now his own brand; Mansinthe.