Music To Drink Absinthe To

Last weekend my good friend, iconic artist and absintheur, Dave Sklar dropped by to join me for the Green Hour. He brought his nephew Ben, also an absintheur, here on vacation, along. Talking to Ben I came to find out he’s a vocalist and musician in a group with the interestingly unique, if somewhat hard to remember, name of  Aruvius Thud. I asked him what type of music they played and he stated that it was kind of classical/folk. Well,  last night I sat down with a very fine absinthe and gave them a listen. I must say that I was very impressed. Yes, there are elements of classical and folk music, but these guys have created a style and sound that is unique to themselves. I would describe their music as serenely beautiful, interestingly atmospheric, and at times a bit hauntingly melancholy. I can honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed three songs that I’ve never heard before as much as these. This is the  perfect music to enjoy while imbibing the Green Fairy. The Seattle Washington based trio is comprised of Ben Sklarfowler (harp, guitar, bozouki, vocals), Jeff Brown (guitar, vocals), and Ryan Bak (bass, vocals, brown notes). The next time you’re having an absinthe and want to hear some great, original music go to:

and give the three songs there a listen. Dim the lights, light a few candles, mix yourself an absinthe, and enjoy the ethereal sounds of Aruvius Thud.  I am confident you’ll love what you hear. And if you do, please go to their Facebook page and let them know. I’m sure they’d appreciate it. They will be releasing a CD in the future and I will post an update as to where and when you can get it. Cheers all 🙂

Absinthe Study Session 3 – Absinthe´s Green Color

The Green Fairy is green. But how does the green color come into the Absinthe? The color of Absinthe results out of the maceration of various herbs, which are added to the colorless spirit after distillation. This means after distillation Absinthe is not green, it is a clear but flavorful distillate. When no herbs are added for maceration after this primary distillation you will have a  “Blanche” or “Bleue” Absinthe.

A Verte – a green Absinthe – goes through a second process. Additional herbs are infused and the chlorophyll gives the Fairy it´s alluring green color. Besides the coloration, the herbs enhance the flavor profile.

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Absinthe Party 2002 – Bringing the Green Fairy to Cologne

Check out the images of the first ALANDIA Absinthe Party 2002… Soon after establishing ALANDIA in 2001 we had the wish to spread the word of the Green Fairy! We did that in Cologne/Germany and looking at the lucky people you will agree that it was a success.  The Absinthe Party Vol. I took place on 26.07.2002.

ALANDIA Absinthe Community

Hi Absintheurs! The new ALANDIA Absinthe Community is online! Feel free to register, comment and discuss our favorite hobby.  In the next weeks we will integrate more functions to make the whole community more interactive. Our aim is to build the largest Absinthe Community in the World 😉 Cheers and be a part of it!

Here are some Absinthe pics we received from Michael from Poland.

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