Absinthism and the comparison of Absinthe to Cannabis

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This week you are going to learn about Absinthism and we will deal with the question: Are Absinthe and Cannabis comparable? Enjoy!

Absinthism

Absinthe was the scapegoat at the beginning of the 20th century. It was said, that drinking Absinthe will make you crazy. Even an illness was ascribed, “Absinthism”. Now, as you already know from last weeks article about Absinthe Prohibition, Absinthe is not dangerous. So why does the term Absinthism exist?

The term first came up in the 1860’s when the debate about health issues concerning Absinthe consumption arose. It was claimed that chronic use of Absinthe causes addiction, hyperexcitability, epileptic fits and hallucinations. This was first described in a series of papers by Dr. Valentin Magnan.    …Continue reading “Absinthism and the comparison of Absinthe to Cannabis”

Some facts about Absinthe Prohibition

As probably most of you know Absinthe, the Green Fairy, had been banned most of the 20th century. In the following we have put together some information about Absinthe prohibition. There are so many rumors out there about Absinthe and its prohibition, therefore it is a good advice to check out these facts:

Countries that officially prohibited Absinthe:

Even though there had been a few places that had banned Absinthe already, one can say that the whole prohibition movement started around 1905 in Switzerland. Absinthe was increasingly blamed to be poisonous and got the scapegoat for all societal problems relating to alcohol consumption. The decision to officially ban the Green Fairy was made in 1908 and in 1910 the ban was implemented in the Swiss constitution. In the Netherlands (1909), United States (1912) and France (1914) Absinthe got as well prohibited. Germany followed in 1923 with Absinthe prohibition.    …Continue reading “Some facts about Absinthe Prohibition”

Absinthe Strong68 Review: Is it any good?

Dear Absintheurs, Strong68 is an all time favorite. It is the bestselling Absinthe of ALANDIA from the day it was launched (2002) until today (2015). People love this Absinthe for its strong Absinthe effect. Nevertheless you can find some harsh reviews in the net about Strong68. You can read that the Absinthe is “very bitter” and the Absinthe forum Wormwoodsociety even calls it “Another ‘Czechsinthe’ product with macerated Wormwood”. Why is this the case? How can a besteller have such a bad reputation…? Here is the Strong68 review.    …Continue reading “Absinthe Strong68 Review: Is it any good?”

Halloween 2014 – Absinthe Party

Dear Absintheurs and Absintheuses, Halloween is already ahead of us and now is just the right time to order a bottle of Hamlet Hardcore to receive it in time for the festivities (shipping to USA takes 8-10 days, EU 3-5 days). You can choose from black, green, blue and red color. And in case you want to have orange, just mix a red and a blue one! The perfect glass for any Hamlet Hardcore Absinthe is the Skull glass. It is perfect for our Halloween special, the Brain Sherbet”. Here is the recipe:    …Continue reading “Halloween 2014 — Absinthe Party”

News from the World of Absinthe

Dear Absintheurs! We hope you have had a good summer with some relaxing chill-out times! We spent some days in Middle America and found this straight-forward advertisement for a local green spirit. We immediately had to think of the Green Fairy :-)! Green is as well our Absinthe of the Month: Strong68 is strong, meaning that it is distilled with an extra portion of wormwood. That´s why many of our customers love it. It is actually our bestselling Absinthe. Strong68 is distilled in France, 100% naturally colored and its taste traditionally herbal with a slightly bitter note. That´s why we recommend to drink Strong68 with one sugar cube. If you are looking for a powerful Absinthe full of inspiration, then Strong68 should be your pick! Interested in more news…? You can read the complete newsletter here: ALANDIA Absinthe Newsletter.

Absinthe Brouilleur Auto Verseur back in stock!

These Absinthe Brouilleurs were out of stock for a long time. Now we received new stock! This delightful dripper is an exact replica of the famous “Auto verseur”, originally produced by the absinthe maker Cusenier. It was a popular accessory in the mid-19th century. The dripper is fascinating, as the water flows over a see saw into the absinthe glass. You simply place the dripper on top of the glass and add water to the reservoir bowl. The balancing mechanism (see saw) underneath allows small amounts of ice water to flow into the waiting absinthe glass. As soon as the water touches the absinthe, you will experience the beautiful louche.

Absinthe Sneaker Nike Air Max ALANDIA ID

The first Absinthe Sneaker from ALANDIA!Dear Absintheurs! We at ALANDIA like to play around a bit. Therefore we designed the first ALANDIA Absinthe Nike Air Max ID Sneaker. The shoe is in our corporate colors black and green and has the “Fairy Wing Logo” at the back. Red is used to give the shoe a bit of  contrast and glamour. How do you like it? Unfortunately it is just a prototype, but maybe our staff will get them to get uniformed 🙂    …Continue reading “Absinthe Sneaker Nike Air Max ALANDIA ID”

Fernet del Frate Angelico now available at ALANDIA

Fernets are the “new” thing of the bar scene in NYC. Naturally bitter, they can be used for all cocktails that normally make use of bar bitters. In the speak easy bar “Employees Only” for example, Fernets are served with vermouth or whiskey.
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