Absinthe at Quinta
Originally intended to be a medicinal alcoholic
drink for relaxation of body tension. The recipe was created by a
family doctor, Dr. Ordinaire, living in the Swiss Jura. Soon
Absinthe became a very popular drink because of its mellow,
What about the ban?
The banning of absinthe was simply a slurring action on the part of the
wine trade lobby. Following the grape-louse disaster, the wine trade had
to corner the market again and tried, with success, to eliminate a big
competitor. After the prohibition, which was only on selling absinthe,
not on its production or consumption. From that moment, absinthe was
only allowed to be sold with a maximum thuyone level of 6 mg./ltr.
However, a minimum thuyone level of 20 mg./ltr. is necessary for the
In 2006, the Dutch Court of Justice abolished the
prohibition, making Holland the only country aloud to officially sell
the original absinthe again, with a maximum thuyone level of 35 mg./ltr.
How is absinthe made?
Absinthe is made of brandy
distilled with a recipe of herbs, one of which is wormwood, or the
absinthe plant. The wormwood contains the hallucinogenic element
thuyone; 35 mg./ltr. is the maximum amount authorised.
are the sole importer of the absinthe gold medalists of Austria: Mata
Hari (without the anise flavour) and Montmartre.
import Absinthe from the Guy distillery, founded in Pontarlier 1890 in
the French Jura.The grandfather of the owner of the
distillery bought the original recipe from the granddaughter of Docter
Distillery Guy is the oldest producer of
Absinthe. The Absinthe of Guy is also one of the most decorated
Absinthes in France, 100 % artesinal and has a high level of thuyone; 30
out of 35 mg. per litre.
Pour one shot of Absinthe in a large glass
Place the Absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar
cube on top of the spoon.
Pour 2 shots of cold water slowly over the sugar
lump and you will see that the drink becomes opaque.
The Absinthe is now ready to drink.
One glass is sufficient for the lucid effect, as the
thuyone is not cummulative.
The effect is opium-like Ė mellow and happy, you will
experience colourful and rather bizarre dreams.
Our absinthe assortment:
Absinthe Francois Guy 1L (30mg. thuyone / ltr)
Absinthe Francois Guy 0.5L (30mg. thuyone / ltr)
Absinthe Francois Guy "La Pontissallienne" 0.5 L (33 mg. thuyone/ ltr.)
Liqueur d'Absinthe F. Guy 0.7L (26mg. thuyone / ltr)
- Absinthe Mata Hari 0.5L, not anis-flavoured (34mg. thuyone / ltr)
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