Thursday, January 03, 2008

On vices: France may have lost some culture...

But the US gained a small bit back!

Absinthe is Legal. Earlier this year, a lone Washington, D.C., lawyer took on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in an attempt to lift the ban. After some legal wrangling, the agency agreed - with some limits.

Thujone concentration is limited to 10ppm, but that fortunately includes most of the vintage absinthe formulations - including the 50% higher alcohol content than whiskey. Yowch!

1 comment:

STEVIE said...

I've never really asked about this, I've only drank, but Asian Village of Detroit's lounge in the Renaissance Center has since opening served Absente, Pernod, and quite a few lesser known brands of absinthe. Anyone know anything about why this has been legal? I was wondering if it could be ordering your wholesale liquor online vs. conventionally?