Absinthe USA: Where to buy the real thing

Welcome to ALANDIA, the online store to buy original Absinthe in the USA. Original Absinthe means that ALANDIA sells Absinthe that is made according to traditional recipes according to European (not US) standards. European standards are different in the way, that it is allowed to produce an Absinthe with more wormwood (up to 35mg thujon). In the US only 10mg are legal. But we want to state, that Absinthe is not a drug, it is a spirit with a rich history. Especially during the 19th century it was the drink of choice in France. Therefore, you can also state, that Europe and Absinthe build a couple like Italy and pasta. The Absinthe culture simply originates in Europe. Here the liquor was invented back in the 18th century. Buy the real thing, buy your Absinthe at ALANDIA.

Buy Absinthe in the USA

You can purchase a lot of different Absinthes at the ALANDIA Absinthe store. If you are looking for strong Absinthe then you should order Strong68. It is distilled with the triple amount of wormwood. If you are looking for quality, then you should go for a premium distilled Absinthe like Maison ALANDIA, Heritage Verte, Republique Vintage or Epoque. We also stock the Jade Absinthe line, including Jade Terminus Oxygenée, Nouvelle Orleans, Suisse Verte, PF 1901 and Edouard. These Absinthes are distilled in France by the Combier distillery, supervised by the US chemist and master distiller Mr. Ted Breaux.

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Where can I buy real Absinthe in the USA?

Absinthe was commonly consumed in the United States of America in the French Quarter in New Orleans. There still exists the Old Absinthe House, which you can visit to drink a glass of Absinthe. Writers like Hemmingway consumed their glass of Absinthe in this famous bar. The most famous Absinthe brand in the US was Herbsaint. It is still sold in the USA but as a thujon free Pastis/Anis. At some liquor stores you can also find Absinthe for sale. But only Absinthe made according to US standards. This doesn´t mean that it is of bad quality, it simply means, that they are made with a lower amount of wormwood / thujon. If you want to drink authentic Absinthe you have to buy Absinthe from Europe. The real thing is available at ALANDIA. ALANDIA ships to the USA on daily basis on with a 100% delivery guarantee. Meaning that ALANDIA covers all risks of having the bottles shipped to the USA. You will get your order or ALANDIA will refund you your money or will reship, whatevery you prefer. But don´t worry. This is just an insurance which never has to be used, because if you order, your box will arrive. Either after 8 days via Airmal or after 2-3 days via Courier Express. ALANDIA was established in 2001 and therefore has a lot of experiences in terms of logistics. You can visit ALANDIA as well on Facebook. Over 12.000 satisfied Absintheurs are fans of ALANDIA. A lot of them are from the USA.

But before we explain more in detail, why you as an US Absintheur should buy Absinthe at ALANDIA, lets explain a bit what "Absinthe" actually is like: Absinthe is the name of THE drink of the 19th century. It is also called the Green Fairy. The unique properties of the Fairy are her / its wonderful green color, the high alcohol degree of over 68% (138 proof), and all the stories connected to the Green Fairy and its loyal supporters like Toulouse Lautrec, Manet, Degas or Rimbaud. Well, there is another unique thing about the drink: The activating Absinthe effect of the herbal ingredients, especially artemisia absinthium / wormwood. But lets get one thing clear at the beginning: Absinthe will not make you freak out, it is not a drug! It is a drink/spirit distilled out of the plant wormwood. Wormwood contains the active ingredient of thujone. This substance can cause an activating effect, if you drink approx. 3 glasses of real Absinthe, meaning Absinthe made according to European standards. But we can not say it often enough, you will not see pink elephants afterwards.

Which US Absinthe is the best to buy?

There are a bunch of US Absinthes on the market. one of the first was St. George and Tourment Vert. St. George can be considered as a decent Absinthe as it is not artifcially colored like Tourment Vert. Nevertheless the recipe of St. George is quite fancy, meaning that herbs are distilled, that are not 100% authentic. They use for example basil, which was not used back in the 19th century. Additionalyl, they skip green anise and use star anise instead. Nevertheless this brand is ok, if you want to get started. Other brands are Leopold, Pacifique and Kubler. These ones are ok as well. Lucid Absinthe was also one of the first US approved products. It is distilled in France. It is a bit "watered down", not so powerful as other premium Absinthes, as it was developed for the US market. A pretty good, authentic Premium Absinthe is Maison ALANDIA:

Read what other Absintheurs say about ALANDIA:

„I would like to take just a moment to thank you for your excellent customer service. It had been a while since I had placed an order, and when I did I ordered two bottles of my long-time favortie, Abisinthe Amer 72. Just six days after placing the order, my absinthe was delivered. Thanks again for such excellent customer service, and I wish all at Alandia a very happy holiday season...“

Kenneth from USA

„Greetings Matthias, I am writing to let you know my order arrived on Friday. I am extremely pleased with every product and more importantly with the service and correspondence you've shown me. Truly Alandia is a company of excellence. I will be placing a second order after Christmas, this time the items will be for my consumption. I will be emailing you my product list shortly after Christmas to arrange payment via PayPal. I have to narrow my list down first. Again, thank you for everything. I am very impressed with Alandia! All my best to you and your staff!“

Castillo from USA

„I got the package today. Thanks for the very speedy shipping! Can't wait to try it, but of course it's a Christmas gift, so....~~fingers crossed that it's as good as the reviews!!~~ Thanks for the gummy bears, too, and the coupon, will surely use it either for more of the same or to try another...“

Lizz from Seattle

„I'm looking forward to surprising my girlfriend with the items. She's mentioned she's always wanted to try absinthe out, but getting quality absinthe here in the United States is apparently a bit of a challenge. I'm new to it myself, but you came highly recommended. Sincerest thanks again & looking forward to future business.!“

Jerre from USA