Absinthe Blanche de Fougeroles 20 cl Free Shipping Insurance
Unit price: €63,40 / liter
Absinthe at thebeginning of the 20thcenturyin several European countriesbannedbecause ofalleged hallucinogenic effect andneurotoxicity of thesubstancethujone.The reason forthe ban wasthe tragic caseof the Swissalcoholic JeanLanfrayAfter excessivealcoholconsumption, including twoglasses ofabsinthe, his familykilled off. Ifsurrogatedeveloped thecompany Pernodfamousanis,actuallyan absinthewithout wormwood.Othermanufacturers entered themarket with theirpastis,which the herbal extractsbutnot by distillationwere obtainedby maceration. Recent research hasthepsychoactive propertiesof thujonecan showonlyat very highdoses, much higher thanthatof normal absintheconsumptionexists.The green color ofabsintheis derived fromchlorophyllfrom an extractof leaves ofwormwood,lemon balm,hyssopand fennel.Onlyin rarecases, thegreen color is obtainedby addingcopper orindigo. Today,absintheisagain allowedin the EuropeanUnion.However, thecurrentabsintheis not comparablewith those ofthe past:the maximum concentrationof thujoneinabsintheislegally establishedand is nowat least 25times lower.In countries likeGermanyand Francesince the 90sagainabsintheproduced.Other absinthe-producing countriessuch as Spain andPortugal, have neverknowna ban onabsinthe.In the Netherlandsthe sale ofabsinthewasprohibited bythe absinthelaw1909.In 2005it waswithdrawn, followed by Belgiumin the same year.