best kind i have had is this http://absinthe.in/
In 2007, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
effectively lifted the longstanding absinthe ban, and has since approved many brands for sale in the U.S. market. This was made possible partly through the TTB's clarification of the Food and Drug Administration
's (FDA) thujone
content regulations, which specify that finished food and beverages that contain Artemisia
species must be thujone free.
In this context, the TTB considers a product to be thujone-free if the thujone content is less than 10 ppm (equal to 10 mg/kg).
This is verified through the use of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
The importation, distribution, and sale of absinthe is permitted with respect to the following restrictions:
- The product must be thujone-free as per TTB guidelines,
- The word "absinthe" can neither be the brand name nor stand alone on the label, and
- The packaging cannot "project images of hallucinogenic, psychotropic or mind-altering effects."
Absinthe imported in violation of these regulations is subject to seizure at the discretion of U.S. Customs.
Beginning in 2001, a product called Absente
was sold legally in the United States under the marketing tagline "Absinthe Refined", but as the product contained sugar, and was made with southernwood
) and not grande wormwood (Artemisia absinthium
) (prior to 2009), the TTB classified it as a liqueur.
wasnt there already an absinthe thread?