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Absinthe King Gold is from an original Swiss absinthe recipe and is free of colourings and preservatives. All the essential ingredients and herbs are carefully selected and processed to ensure the unique taste of strong Absinthe. The delicate process of maceration continues with the presence of herbs (the main one being wormwood) in the bottle. This full - bodied hand made Czech absinthe contains 100 mg/kg of thujone. And that is the key. That was why this absinthe is Gold - 100 mg of thujone.

Alcohol by volume: 70%
Bottle size: 70cl (23.67oz)
Thujone: 100 mg/kg

Absinthe King of Spirits Gold is made the old way from carefully selected herbs. 100 mg/kg of wormwood makes Absinthe King of Spirits Gold as strong as the legitimate Absinthes of the 19th century. It is very rich in its herbal content so drinking Absinthe King Gold neat is NOT recommended.

Purchase online at Absinthe Original and you will receive your bottle of Absinthe King of Spirits Gold with a 100% delivery guarantee! No custom hassle or any other problems you have to be worried about.

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Foremost of the stimulants is thujone, the psychoactive chemical at the heart of the herb wormwood, which, along with anisette, gives absinthe its bitter, black liquorish taste. While once thought to instigate simular reactions as marijuana's THC, recent research suggests it modulates the neurotransmitter GABAA, which plays a vital role in cognitive thought. Subsequently, absinthe provides a level of clarity not usually associated with alcoholic drinks.


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lyndarama
Jun. 11th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
Tis true. A very clarifying drink :-) I heartily endorse absinthe consumption.
benpeek
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
you ever had it with wormwood in? they take it out of the local stuff, i believe.
drjon
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Nyet, wormwood is present in locally-available absinthes.
benpeek
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
yeah? it must be stripped back a fair bit, then, since i got nothing special out of it.

(i had a conversation with a barman about it, actually. i can't remember what he said about it now, but he definately said something about it not being the same as the stuff overseas.)
drjon
Jun. 11th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
The "Absinthe Effect" isn't gained from OD'ing on thujone, it's from the overall synergy. As I think I've mentioned before, many modern absinthes (including importable ones) have much greater thujone levels than prime historical Absinthes. You most often find this in "trendy" non-louching modern czech-style "bohemian" absinthes, not traditional french absinthes.

Sadly, your barman was greatly misinformed.
benpeek
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
so, there's no restrictions to what can be bought into the country, absinthe style?
drjon
Jun. 12th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
(sorry, meant to get back to you)

The wikipedia article is reasonably sound, and worth perusing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

It quotes 35 mg/kg thujone for bitters, 10 mg/kg for other alcohols, as limits on content in Australia.

Many, if not most, of the major brands are importable. The ones that aren't are Bohemians (and not actually Absinthes), specially designed and formulated to be marketed to the "must have more thujone" market.
benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
thanks, man. i be learning from the blog these days :)
drjon
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Looks good. I'd love to try it sometime.
lucius_t
Jun. 11th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
is this the absinthe mentioned in Forrest's blurb? :)

I've had it several times, most recently in New Orleans, where they did this complex ritual with melting sugar before drinking. I really liked that ritual -- it made getting torched a really civilized act.
drjon
Jun. 11th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I haven't read Forrest's blurb. Do you have a link?

The "burning" ritual is a modern invention, designed to make modern "bohemian" absinthes drinkable from sugar caramelization. Traditionally, water is slowly dripped through the sugar, creating a louche effect in the absinthe... a quite beautiful effect (and a much more civilized act, IMAO).

Please don't get me wrong, btw: a bright green, flaming, licorice-flavoured massively alcoholic drink is a Cool Thing. But calling it Absinthe is a bit of a misnomer.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
The bit about the blurb was just a joke...

As to the rest, I bow to your expertise,,,,
benpeek
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
we can only hope this is what forrest is referring to. maybe he'll buy it and send it to us.

yeah, i've had it with the melting sugar act. the act was probably different, but if you gotta burn something, burn it with a little ritual, i say.
benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
drj, your expertise on absinthe has been requested here:

http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/67350.html?view=463894#t463894
future_conduit
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
apparently there are issues with importing liqueurs into australia. it's totally OK to make it here, we just have limitations on importing them. I had a really nice drop of moonshine absinthe at a bar in Chapel St, Melbourne. it blew my socks off.

i heard on JJJ that there was some guy from nimbin that won some world wide competition for his absinthe just recently. apparently there is a picture of a kangaroo with his balls out on the logo.

also a friend posted me a tiny bottle of "Fruko Schultz" from Czec Republic. i had two shots of that (the entire contents of the bottle) and three Coronas. i kind of came-to at 5am with an entire essay for uni in my hand that i only vaguely recall writing.

as for the active ingredient thujone: it does have bazaar effects on the human mind, but it isn't something that the modern scientist has bothered to document too extensively. it can be found in heaps of plants... especially the sage family. clary sage tea, now that's interesting.

benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC)
well, there you go. ain't i learning things today. i wonder where i can find the absinthe winner from aus.
future_conduit
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
wish i had have paid more attention to the interview. if i track any more info down, i'll be sure to let you know.
benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
thanks, man. that'd be sweet.
benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
actually, i just checked. the link is here--FF left it.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
http://www.tamborinemountaindistillery.com/products/product_absinthe.htm

---factory farmer
benpeek
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
thanks, man.
drjon
Jun. 12th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
I have a bottle of that.

It's not bad. It's not Absinthe, either, it's Wormwood and Anise Schnapps.

But it's not bad.
drjon
Jun. 12th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
(Let me stress again that it's very tasty)
future_conduit
Jun. 13th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
awesome
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